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Rhombiicosadodecahedron by Rokte Rhombiicosadodecahedron by Rokte
This was part 1 of a gift i made for a co-worker. it is a wedding gift of sorts so i though i should make something a bit more grand. It is the top component to an origami mobile.
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moth-owl Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
ooh, very interesting model! :aww:
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Rokte Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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moth-owl Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
you're welcome! :aww:
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Itti Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic! Really intriguing work. I like the different textures of paper you used :D
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Rokte Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! It was great fun working on this. :)
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Judge-Tempest Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Wow! That's amazing, it makes me want to do more modular stuff. How many units is it?
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Rokte Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Student General Artist
Thank you!! :aww:

But its not quite a modular. The paper is assembled via a method called 'snapology'.

Basically, i take a large square, say 30 square cm for instance, and I will cut it into 1:10 strips. You don't have to use those proportions exactly, but i find that those tend to work the best. anywhere from there to 1:12 will give you good results.

Afterwards the paper is then folded over on itself over and over again as to form a grid on the strips of paper. You then cut those into appropriate sizes to form the shapes, and then start weaving the paper together.

It is really difficult for me to explain im afraid, but here is a [link] to the website that details maginifcently how to construct a basic icosahedron. Once you have that model down, you can use this method to assemble any platonic or Archimedean solid!

Good luck! I hope to see what you will fold soon! :w00t!:
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Judge-Tempest Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Wow, that sounds pretty fiddly, but I'll give it a go when I've got a couple of hours free. Thanks for the help and the link! :D
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Rokte Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Student General Artist
No problem! :)
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Judge-Tempest Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Wow, that sounds pretty fiddly, but I'll give it a go when I've got a couple of hours free. Thanks for the help and the link! :D
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misticloudz Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
wow.. just, wow. how long did it take you to make this? i'd imagine quite a long time, involving a lot of fiddling and cursing as pieces slip out of place. :XD:
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Rokte Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Student General Artist
hahaha! ya it took me quite some time to assemble it. :) i would say about 6 hours total. It really is time consuming but it is so worth it in the end. :nod:
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misticloudz Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
six hours isn't too bad actually, considering how intricate it is! well worth the effort i'd say! :D
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Rokte Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Student General Artist
Thank you! :) and ya, 6 hours is reasonable. Fortunately, this model is extremely easy to assemble surprisingly.
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taekwondogirl Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Student General Artist
Holy crap, that's incredible. Both the origami work and the photo.
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Rokte Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! :icondragonhug:
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Coahtemoc Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Damn, that's awesome. o.o The only thing I can make is a cup... :lmao:
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Rokte Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! :) and actually these are extremely easy to make, but they take a looooooooong time. I can send you a link that shows you how to make a very basic shape, and if you want to make more complex shapes like these, just wikipedia archimedean or platonic solids and observe the geometric pattern and replicate it using the same techniques used to make a cube or what not.
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Itti Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This isn't a Platonic solid though...
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Rokte Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Student General Artist
i know. thats why in the message it says to wiki platonic OR Archimedian solids. :)

This method of folding can be used to make either platonic or Archimedian.
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Itti Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, I missed that. I don't know what an Archimedian solid is :)
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Rokte Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Student General Artist
ah, no problem. :aww:

But to put it in basic terms (since i couldn't really give a detailed description of them anyways...) an Archimedian solid is a structure where two or more regular polygons meet. Unlike platonic solids, where say a dodecahedron would consist entirely of pentagons, or an octahedron entirely of triangles, Archimedian solids such as cuboctahedrons consist of triangles And squares, or in the case of my origami, the Rhombiicosadodecahedron, it consists of triangles, squares, and pentagons.

Hope that cleared up some of the differences between the two. ^^;
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Itti Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I thought that might be what they were. Thanks for clearing that up! :)
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Rokte Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Student General Artist
no problem! :aww:
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Coahtemoc Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Umm, sure, I'll give it a shot some time, then I'll be able to make more then a cup! XD
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Rokte Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Student General Artist
[link]

Heres the link. this diagram teaches you how to make an icosahedron. :)
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Coahtemoc Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Sweet, thanks a bunch; it looks like a flower. :)
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Rokte Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Student General Artist
It is very comparable to one. Many floral balls such as Kusudama no hana are made based off this model
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Coahtemoc Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Ah, I see. o.o
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