Origami 3D Ring (Paolo Bascetta)

Origami 3D Ring (Paolo Bascetta)

Hey guys, this is Evan from EZ Origami.

And today I'll be teaching you how to fold an Origami 3D Ring designed by Paolo Bascetta.

This is a simple modular model and it'sperfect for any special occasion.

Before I get started, it's important tomention that this model is a 3D variation of one of Mette Pederson'sorigami rings.

Both artists have some really fascinating work, so please besure to check it out by clicking on the links in the description below.

Thismodel requires 14 square sheets of paper.

Each unit is folded from one square, andI recommend using 3" or larger squares to fold the units.

Using 3" squares will result in a model about 3" wide.

I'm going to be using larger paper withcolor on one side and white on the other, but you can use paper with color on bothsides.

Either way it will not affect the appearance of the completed model.

Andonce you've prepared your paper, then we're going to start with our firstsquare with the colored side up.

And we're going to start by folding in halfvertically.

So take this right edge and fold it over to the left edge.

Align the corners and the edges, then make your crease, and then unfold.

And now we're going to rotate the paper so thatthe crease we just made is now held horizontally.

And then we're going to dothe same thing in the opposite direction So once again take this right edge andfold it over to the left edge.

Align the corners and the edges, then make your crease, and then unfold.

And now we're going to turn the paper over.

Andonce it's turned over, then we're going to fold up this bottom edge and align itwith this existing horizontal crease.

So we're just going to pull up the bottomedge like this, and once it's completely aligned with that horizontal crease, thenwe're not going to crease all the way.

We just want to make a small referencecrease on the right side of the model here.

So just crease about a quarter ofthe way in from the right, and once you've made that small crease, then youcan unfold.

And now we're going to rotate the paper so that the reference creasewe just made is now held on the top left corner of the model.

And now we're goingto fold up this bottom edge and align it with that small reference crease.

Sowe're just going to pull up the bottom edge like this, and once the colored edgeand the reference crease are aligned, then you want to make sure that thevertical creases in the center of the model are aligned as well.

And once yourmodel looks something like this, then you can crease all the way across.

And then you can unfold.

And now we're going to fold up thisbottom edge and align it with this top horizontal crease.

So we're just going topull up the bottom edge like this, and once the colored edge and that crease arealigned, then you can make your crease all the way across.

And once your model looks like this, thenyou can unfold.

And now we're going to fold down these top two corners andalign them with the central crease intersection here.

So we're going tostart with this top right corner, and we're simply going to pull the cornerdown until it aligns with this point here where those two creases intersect.

And once everything is aligned, then you can make your crease.

And then we'regoing to do the same thing on the left.

So once again, take this top left corner,and we're going to pull it down and align it with that central creaseintersection just like we did on the other side.

And once everything isaligned then you can make your crease.

And then your model should look likethis.

And now we're going to fold up thisbottom edge along this existing horizontal crease here.

So we're simplygoing to pull up the bottom edge, just like this, and once you have somethinglike this, then we're going to turn the model over.

And now we're going to foldin these two white triangles along these diagonal color edges here.

So we're goingto start with this triangle on the right, and what we want to do is simply pull itover to the left as far as it will go, just like this.

And you'll see that itwill align with this colored edge here.

Then you can make your crease, and once you have that, then we're going to do the same thing on the left.

So once again you simply want to pullthis white triangle over to the right as far as it goes, just like this.

Again, itshould align with this colored edge.

And then you can make your crease.

And onceyou've done that on both sides, your model should look like this.

And now we're going to fold up thisbottom edge along this existing horizontal crease here.

So we're simplygoing to pull up this bottom edge, just like this, and then we want to reinforcethe creases through all layers by simply creasing along this bottom edge.

Andonce your model looks like this, then we're going to turn the paper over.

Andnow we're going to fold over this top right corner and align it with thispoint here where these two edges intersect.

So we're going to start by lifting upthe right side of the model, and we're simply going to pull it over to the left, justlike this, until this right corner aligns with this point here where those two edgesintersect.

And once everything is aligned, then you can make your crease.

Creasesharply because you'll be creasing through a lot of layers.

And once yourmodel looks like this, then you can unfold.

And now we're goingto do the same thing on the left.

So we're going to fold over this topleft corner and align it with this point here where these two edges intersect.

So we're going to start by pulling overthe left side of the model, just like this.

And you want to pull it over untilthat corner and the edge intersection are aligned, just like this.

And then youcan crease through all layers just like we did before.

Again crease sharply, and once you havethis then you can unfold.

Now we're going to make the model 3d byfolding in along these two vertical creases that we just made.

So we're going to start with this crease onthe right, and what we want to do is simply pull the right side of the modelover to the left, just like this, along that existing crease.

You can just hold the paper like this ata 90 degree angle, and then we're going to do the same thing on the left.

So once again, pull the left side of themodel over to the right along that existing vertical crease.

Again, you canhold it at a 90 degree angle.

And then if you put the model on its side, it shouldlook like this.

And this is one completed unit.

Now you must fold 13 more.

Once you've folded all 14 units, then we'regoing to need 2 to start the assembly.

Then look at one and you'll notice thatit has a rectangular flap just like this on both sides, and it also has a smallpocket underneath this colored triangle here on both sides.

So once again we'regoing to take our first two units, and we're going to start by inserting thesecond unit's rectangular flap underneath the first units triangular pocket.

So we're going to do that by lifting upboth of the units.

And again you simply want to slide that rectangular flapunderneath the triangular pocket, just like this.

And as you're doing this, you can bringboth of the units together, just like this, as far as they'll go.

And once you have something like that,then we're going to turn the model over, and we're going to do the same exactthing.

So once again, you'll see that the secondunit's rectangular flap is now held on top so we simply want to slide thatunderneath the first unit's triangular pocket just like we did on the otherside.

And once again you can simply slide both of the units together as far asthey'll go until you have something like this.

Then we're going to turn the modelback over, and once you've done that on both sides then you've connected twounits.

And now we're going to add the third unit the same way.

So we're going todo that by inserting the third unit's rectangular flap underneath of thesecond unit's triangular pocket just like we did before.

So once again we're going to lift up allthree units, and then we're going to slide the third unit's flap underneaththe second unit's pocket just like we did before.

So you simply want to slide all threeunits together, just like that.

And once you have this, then we're goingto turn the model over and do the same exact thing.

So again you'll see that the third unit'srectangular flap is now held on top.

So what we want to do is slide that flapunderneath the second unit's triangular pocket, just like we did before.

So justslide the third unit's flap underneath the second unit's pocket, just like this.

And again you can push all three unitstogether.

And once you have something like this you can turn the model backover and now you've connected three units.

And now we're going to connect theremaining 11 units the same way.

And as you assemble the last three units,start to see that the first and last units will overlap.

So as you continue,just make sure that the first unit's flaps are always held on top.

This will make it much easier to connectthe rest of the units.

And to finish off the assembly, we're simply going toinsert the first unit's flaps inside of the last unit's pockets just like we'vebeen doing.

So we're going to do that on both sides, just like this.

And once youhave this, then we're going to turn the model over, and then your 3D Ring iscomplete! I hope you've enjoyed this videotutorial on how to fold an Origami 3D Ring designed by Paolo Bascetta.

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