Whirlwind Tessellation

Instructions
Model details: Whirlwind Tessellation (by: Michał Kosmulski)
See also: Whirlwind Box, Stacked Whirlwind Molecule

Model types: classic tessellation, curved folding
Location: on this page
Type: Crease Pattern, Phototutorial, Folding tips

Whirlwind Box (Michał Kosmulski)
A box decorated with a molecule of Whirlwind Tessellation
Precreased sheet for the box — the central 8×8 square is the precrease for the molecule itself (see also text for details)
Precreased sheet for the box — the central 8×8 square is the precrease for the molecule itself (see also text for details)

You can figure out how to fold a molecule of this tessellation based on instructions for the Stacked Whirlwind Molecule.

For a clean fold, you can use the precrease pattern shown here. The whole sheet is the precrease pattern for the box, based on a 16×16 grid. The central 8×8 part is the precrease just for the tessellation molecule. Disregard the error I made while precreasing, two unnecessary creases which break the symmetry and only appear in the lower part of the pattern. The pre-creased lines which abruptly end without meeting any other creases are the result of this model using curved folds, which are not precreased, and the model being 3D. Obviously, in a complete PreCP of a flat-foldable model, such creases could never appear.

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