Folding Patterns – Simulating folded paper structures

Created by Ann-Katrin Krenz, Folding Patterns is an investigation of methods to create three dimensional structures that behave like folded paper and have controllable properties.

The tool was developed with vvvv to create generative folding patterns with parameters like the folding angle or the amount of folds. These diverse patterns were tested in a physics simulation for their behaviour in several scenarios like a fall from a certain hight and collision with the ground or stability on a vibrating surface. The ultimate goal is to develop an automatic analysis of the behaviour, in order to optimise the folding patterns with an genetic algorithm in the future. The project is still under development.

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