Test Fold: Downhill Diagonal Shift

Downhill diagonal shift

Downhill diagonal shift

I’ve been working on diagonal shift designs for a couple years, but up to this point all of the fully paper diagonal shifts have been ‘uphill’ shifts. With the basic crease pattern I’ve been using, a specific height of the sine wave naturally gives a matching distance for the uphill shift.

After designing my crimp-bent tubes, I realized I can add one bend immediately above the diagonal shift and one bend directly below. This reorients the shift so it’s angled downhill instead of uphill. Because the shift and the bend use the same sine wave, it’s not obvious unless you look very closely that there are extra layers of paper there.

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