Models with 3D anaglyphs for red-cyan glasses

Origami models listed here contain 3D anaglyph images. Red-cyan glasses are required for proper viewing. Each image was generated from two photographs taken with a digital camera and combined using special software. Most fo the time, I use Make Anaglyph script-fu plugin for The GIMP. The offset between images when taking pictures was determined by intuition without the use of any helper devices.

I feel that regular flat images of origami, especially of modular origami (many of which you can find on this site) often do a poor job of showing a model’s real character. Especially, complex origami solids tend to become just puzzling patches of different colors on two-dimensional photographs. They do so much more than traditional origami models because three-dimensionality is inherent to their design and their abstract form makes it harder for the viewer to recognize 3D cues from the image. Therefore, despite all shortcomings of anaglyph images, I think they can enhance the experience in interesting ways and provide additional useful information to the viewer. This could come in handy especially if you want to recreate a model based on its picture. Even basic depth perception helps better understand the folding process. On the other hand, at least with this particular 3D technology, I find three-dimensional pictures to be complementary to regular, flat images, but in no way capable of replacing them.

Ridges Corrugation

Ridges Corrugation

A new origami corrugation of mine. The model tends to curve slightly but in this case it actually makes it more interesting rather than being an issue. You c...

Bed of Nails 3D Tessellation

Bed of Nails 3D Tessellation

Bed of Nails 3D, an origami tessellation folded from a single sheet of Elephant Hide paper; no cutting or glue. It is possible to adjust the length of the sp...

Chevron Corrugation (UD-DU)

Chevron Corrugation (UD-DU)

This is a new variant of my Chevron Corrugation. The variant shown here was designed by myself, and, as I later learned, also by others, though with differen...

Chevron Corrugation (iso-area)

Chevron Corrugation (iso-area)

This is a variant of my Chevron Corrugation in which every other row of chevrons is reversed, i.e. pointing down instead of up. This makes the corrugation is...

Chevron Corrugation

Chevron Corrugation

Corrugation, designed and folded by me, but later I learned that Daniel Kwan folded this pattern before, inspired by a similar model by Charles Hoberman (det...

Saturn Tessellation

Saturn Tessellation

This tessellation is based on a 128×92 grid. Image is created from a four-sink-base tessellation by folding up some of the squares’ corners. While I’ve seen ...

Hydrangea Icosahedron

Hydrangea Icosahedron

After I made a Hydrangea Cube, Hydrangea Icosahedron was the next logical step. Just as in the cube, the Hydrangea Tessellation by Shuzo Fujimoto is used as ...

Annapurna from StEM modules

Annapurna from StEM modules

Annapurna (also known as ten intersecting triangles or 10 × 3 × 1 polypolyhedron) was designed by Robert Lang, but the model presented here uses my Sturdy Ed...

Makalu

Makalu

Makalu is one of the models in Robert Lang’s Himalayan Peaks series. Its more scientific name is six intersecting pentagons, or: 6 × 5 × 1 polypolyhedron. Se...

Gasherbrum

Gasherbrum

This is the simplest of Robert J. Lang’s polypolyhedra. A more descriptive name of this model is four intersecting triangles, or 4 × 3 × 1 polypolyhedron.

Hamiltonia Cycle of the Cube

Hamiltonia Cycle of the Cube

A Hamiltonian cycle is a closed path on a polyhedron which visits each vertex exactly once. This model represents such a path for a cube. It can also be used...

14-Spoked Wheel

14-Spoked Wheel

Mathematically speaking, this wheel is a tetradecagonal prism. This construction, which uses a mix of units made from 1:√2 and 1:2√2 paper, isn’t mathematica...

Ticket Menger Sponge

Ticket Menger Sponge

Model folded from Warsaw public transport tickets (back side with magnetic strip visible). 192 modules: 120 for the body and 72 for coating.

Truncated Octahedron

Truncated Octahedron

This was one of my early modifications of the 60° unit. Note that in this modification, the angle at the module’s tip is NOT 60 degrees.