Origami Software

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There seems to be plenty around, but quality is mixed.

AEP Model Catalog CD-ROM AEP private production. 1028 models diagrammed. Only available to AEP members. Text in Spanish or English. An amateur production that could have been more polished, but it delivers what it promises - lots of folding material. Possibility to print out any or all diagrams. Win 3.1 Best value.

Paper Planes CD-ROM WordPerfect Corp. Models fine, but very slowly responding software. I have not seen ads for this for a long while so I guess it is no longer available. Win 3.1

Publisher Microsoft. 3 models. Drinking cup, parrot, etc. Not worth buying for the origami content.

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Origami - The Secret Life of Paper. Publisher Casady & Greene. CD-ROM. Gallery of complex models. Only12 simple models for folding (in quicktime video) - Octahedron, Gyroscope, Frog, Pagoda, Crane, Iris, Waterbomb, Pajarita, Helmet, Magic Star, Masu Box, Chinese Junk. Strong on origami and mathematics + ori-history & papermaking. Mac & Win 95. Robert Lang's disk. Well produced, but expensive for the content.

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Paper Animal Workshop. Kittyhawk Software. CD-ROM. Mac & Win. 12 origami critters - Lion, Elephant, Koala, Shark, Turtle, Peacock, Crow, Whale, Butterfly, Eagle, Crane & Seal + 4 cut out dioramas. Good animation.

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Origami Flowers. Kittyhawk Software. CD-ROM. Mac & Win.12 flower designs - Camellia, Iris, Geranium, Tulip, Begonia, Petunia, Poinsettia, Lily, Impatiens, Poppy, Jasmine & Pansy. Good animation. Prints out coloured paper to fold with (on a colour printer)

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Greatest Paper Airplanes CD-ROM. Kittyhawk Software. This is one of the best of the bunch, good animation, clear instructions. Contents paper planes. Credits the model creators after BOS intervened. Good models, but, unsurprisingly, limited to planes. Win 3.1, works under Win 95 etc.

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Christmas Ornament Workshop. Kittyhawk Software. CD-ROM. Mac & Win. 12 Christmas decorations. Good animation.

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Paper Art Origami CD-ROM Arcsoft. Has been selling in the US of A for some time. Box states vol 1 - vol 2 is gift wrapping. Steve Matheson is presenter. Good contents. Cheap copies can be found.

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Paperopolis. CD-ROM. Funsoft. Aimed at children. Click on the model and print the diagrams for folding. Graphics apparently nothing to shout about. Anyone seen this one? Doesn't seem to be available in UK any more.

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Discovering Origami CD-ROM. Geode software. Teaches 10 basic models including the crane.

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Origami Studio CD-ROM. Step-by-step diagrams of 100 origami-models in categories: animals, assorti, boxes, bureau, decor, heroes, oribana, plants. It's organised into a course of origami "From simple to complex" plus a Gallery of about 400 origami - designs. Models not for purists. CD is basically a website on a disk. You need a browser, any O/S will do. Design is similar to the Oriland site. More info at the Oriland website which loads slowly, lots of diagrams.

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Origami Skeletons CD-ROM.

This CD now superceded by a new version.

 More info at the Oriland website

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Oribana CD contains the 10 Oribana - designs. Step-by-step diagrams. This CD offers many flowers: orchids, lily, daisy, lobelia, chrysanthemum, Solomon seal, rose, herbera, sanguinaria, aquilegia, aster and more... CD is a website on a disk. More info at the Oriland website which loads slowly, lots of diagrams.

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Aerogami This Windows 95, 98, NT CD contains paper aeroplanes. Cost $18.95. 15 models, 2 are variations of existing models. Ad says "Print, fold and fly while learning the secrets of paper airplane design". It claims designs are "original world-class paper airplanes that anyone can fold". Static diagrams. Untried by myself. More info at the Aerogami website.

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Origami.

BEST AVAILABLE, BEGINNERS SOFTWARE.

There are 5 models per theme. All models have their folding sequence animated. All models are traditional. There is a total of 8 themes. This is 40 models in all. Animals - frog, crow, cicada, fish, tsuru : Boats - catamaran, boat 1, boat 2, sailing boat, canoe : Boxes - box, box with flaps, star box, candy holder, cookie holder : Characters - prince, princess, komussou, fighter, puppet : Clothing - cap, bow-tie, kimono, hakama, yakko : Flowers - Iris, Lily bud, Lily, Hortensia, basket : Objects - piano, table, piramid, bench, purse : Party - Christmas star, glass, windmill, party popper, napkin boot. Each theme is individually available either via download or on CD. Information & Evaluation A.S.Multimedia

BEST AVAILABLE NAPKIN SOFTWARE.

Just Napkin Folding
Not quite origami, but closely related.
Disk is browser based and similar to the web site. Recommended for napkin folders.

Just Napkins $29.95


Boxes Collection 1

This CD-rom contains printable pdf crease patterns and instructional video clips. Designs include Square and Octagonal Twist Masu (boxes) with many decorative variations; Hat-Tent (action model) and Fujimoto's Tube Boxes. 29 designs. PC and Mac compatible.

I have only seen the covers! Seem a tad expensive.

Get all 3 from BOS

TESSELLATION SOFTWARE

 


Origami Land

This CD-rom contains printable designs for 33 models. It autoruns, uses Flash (on the CD).

PC and Mac compatible.

Best of Oriland CD's

More info at the Oriland website which loads slowly, lots of diagrams.


PolyPouches Collection 1

PolyPouches are spiral wrappings around polyhedra. This CD-rom contains printable pdf crease patterns, instructional video clips and one hundred beautiful decorative box designs. PC and Mac compatible.

TESSELLATION SOFTWARE


Ancient Art of Origami

This CD contains video instructions for 36 (mainly traditional) models. PC only. Cost 9.99 + p&p. Worth a look at this price.

No longer available


Flowers Collection 1

This CD-rom contains printable pdf crease patterns and instructional video clips. Designs include a traditional tato (purse); progression flower; male and female flowers and Flower Towers (complex). 14 designs. PC and Mac compatible.

TESSELLATION SOFTWARE


Origami Aircraft - CD-Crafts, Win cd-rom, 20 designs. Animated instructions done with Macromedia Director. Cost (in Singapore Dollars) $19.90

No longer available


Origami Flower - CD-Crafts, Win cd-rom, 20 designs. Animated instructions done with Macromedia Director. Cost (in Singapore Dollars) $19.90

No longer available


Origami Animal - CD-Crafts, Win cd-rom, 20 designs [13 birds, 6 animals, 1 fish]. Animated instructions done with Macromedia Director. Cost (in Singapore Dollars) $19.90

Good standard, no frills.

No longer available


Origami Monster - CD-Crafts, Win cd-rom, 20 designs. Animated instructions done with Macromedia Director. Cost (in Singapore Dollars) $19.90

No longer available


Origami Craft Studio by Focus Multimedia

200 designs claimed.
Cost 9.99 Looks tacky, I've not personally used this software.


Oribana Beauty

This CD-rom contains printable designs for 45 flower models. It autoruns, uses Flash (on the CD), does not need installing. PC and Mac compatible. $29.95

Best Flower origami CD

More info at the Oriland website which loads slowly, lots of diagrams.





3D ORIGAMI

Windows only software. Chinese origin.
Excellent animation. View from any angle.
Best Value
120 models, mainly traditional. $18.00 Download shareware from here.
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ORIGAMI BIJOU

Windows & MAC software. This CD-rom contains instructions for 41 wearable models. Needs no installation, autoruns, clear instructions, flash based.
Best Jewellery & Accessories CD
More info at the Oriland website which loads slowly, lots of diagrams.

real bargain!
ANIMATIONS

FREE download.
Chinese origin. Flash animation

Childrens learning models

20 here 3.5 Mb

slow download from the cloud snow net -- child website

real bargain !

TESSELLATION SOFTWARE

FREE download.
UNIX, LINUX, PC

Tess : origami tessellation software

link here

FOLD IT - DVD

PageSage $29.95
Run Time 143 minutes
Contents:
 Folding 101
 Paper Finishes
 Envelopes
 Pop Up Box
 Sliding Box
 Folded Box
 Gift Bag
 Little Kimono
 Folded Shoes
 Folded Earrings
 Crane Card
 Accordion Book
 Signature Book
 House Box

Not seen, looks interesting.





EASY ORIGAMI - DVD

Selectmedia Entertainment $10.95
Run time 96 mins

Lots of very basic stuff & a few projects

    Magic Book
    Rose
    Earrings

Not seen, appears only good for real newbies

Appears to be Paper Art Origami re-incarnated




Origami: Japanese Art Pod Software

Fogware CD-rom $4.99

Appears to be
Paper Art Origami re-incarnated







Origami Skeletons : Paper Monsters from the Past

Five original complex origami projects. They are paper skeletons of monsters from the past: Stegosaurus, Diplodocus, Dimetrodon, Tyrannosaur and  Ancient man. It autoruns, uses Flash (on the CD), does not need installing. PC and Mac compatible. $29.95 More info at the Oriland website

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ORIGAMI MASTER

DVD 6.99

Children's disk. Partly game, partly folding. Has been issued in a number of European countries. Origin French (I believe)

30 designs, 4 printable patterns for each.

Not seen, so unknown quality
ORIBANA CHARM

CD-rom $29.95

Paper flowers and vases. 800 detailed step-by-step colorful diagrams, placed on 300 pages, will guide you through folding the 50 models. This CD contains 16 complete Oribana designs and many original flowers: Fairy Wings, Zinnia, Narcissus, Carnation, Miniature Rose and more?
More info at the Oriland website
ReferenceFinder is a tool for origami design that finds short, efficient, and accurate folding sequences for constructing an arbitrary point or line within a rectangular sheet of paper. Using ReferenceFinder, you can create all of the reference points needed to construct an origami design by folding alone.
ORIGAMI REFERENCE FINDER

No models, but excellent way to discover alternative reference points

Free, thanks to Robert Lang

Go here
LONDON ORIGAMI

The CDR features the work of:-
Sharon Turvey, Quentin Trollip, Robin Glynn,
Rikki Donachie, Steve Brown,
Mark Bolitho and Paul Hanson
73 models, 35 exclusive to this CD
Interective Flash based menu system
Photographs and details of the creative inspiration to most of the models
Original music is provided on the CD composed and performed by Robin Glynn
Cost 9.99 + p&p MAC & Windows compatible

More information here

If you know of other origami software, or wish to add information or correct errors in the above, then drop me an email:- ukpetd@aol.com