Extruded origami text pattern generator

Computers & Mobile Science
Extruded origami text pattern generator
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This free web-based tool generates your text as a fold-up extruded 3D origami model. It’s based on this paper from Erik Demaine, Martin Demaine, and Jason Ku at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. [via Boing Boing]


2 thoughts on “Extruded origami text pattern generator

  1. migpics says:

    I think this is really cool but couldn’t find any information on the folding algorithm that is talked about on another link. The paper calls for dark lines to be mountain folds and light lines to be valley folds and so I assume this is intended to be printed out in black and white because there are red and blue lines.

    Any thoughts on how to proceed with this?

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