Computational Methods for Curved Surface Modeling Based on Muria-Ori

  • Zhengtao Wang
  • Fulong JiaEmail author
  • Zhonggao Chen
  • Guohua Ji
Conference paper


Origami is a “bottom-up” method for surface modeling which contributes to more possibility for the exploration of architectural forms. In this paper, we investigate the geometrical properties of rigid folding and Miura-ori pattern. The geometrical rules in the folding process of several variations of Miura-ori are obtained. Additionally, we present three new variations and describe the folding process in a 3D coordinate system which provides more possibilities for origami surface generation. The folding process is simulated by describing the path of the vertex. This method explores a unified approach to 3D folding model simulation in Rhinoceros/Grasshopper.


Origami Folding pattern Rigid folding Surface modeling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhengtao Wang
    • 1
  • Fulong Jia
    • 1
    Email author
  • Zhonggao Chen
    • 1
  • Guohua Ji
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Architecture and Urban PlanningNanjing UniversityNanjingChina

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