Origram is a software for origami simulation and diagramming.
Based on recent work of Ida et al on computational origami, it allows to
manipulate a 3D model of a sheet of paper, and to fold it interactively.
The completed origami can then be automatically exported as a diagram,
providing an easy way for model designers to spread their creations.
The Origram software is developed by a team of students from the École
Normale Supérieure de Lyon, as part of an integrated project started in
September 2013. It is free software released under the MIT license, and
we welcome any contribution.
Origram is still in an early stage of its development, so some features
may not work as well as expected.
- An intuitive 3D interface, in order to manipulate the model
interactively. While Origram is primarily aimed at model designers, it
should be usable by any origami folder.
- Automatic diagram generation, describing step by step how to
reproduce the model. Most paper folders manually write their diagrams
with Inkscape, which can be a time-consuming and error-prone process.
Automating this process is a real life-saver, and let designers focus
more on the creative aspect of origami.
- Multi-platform, since Origram is based on open technologies: C++,
Qt and OpenGL.
- Origram can only manipulate flat-foldable models (also called
traditional origami). We're looking forward to extend it to more
general origami models; unfortunately, to the best of our knowledge, no
general theory on which we could base our work has been developed.
- Diagram generation is not that easy to automate. Currently, a skilled
Inkscape user would obtain a cleaner diagram than what Origram can
- Export a model as a video, showing how the model is folded.