Origami Bascetta Star (Paolo Bascetta)

Origami Bascetta Star (Paolo Bascetta)


Hello! Today we will be folding an Origami Bascetta Star designed by Paolo Bascetta. This is one of my favorite modular
models and the units are quite simple to fold. This model requires 30 square
sheets of paper. I usually use 3″ squares to complete this model, and 3″ squares will result in a star about this size. You can use paper with color
on both sides to create a star like this, or you can use paper with color on one
side and white on the other to create a star like this. I’m going to use larger
paper with color on one side and white on the other to make folding the units
a bit easier to understand. We’re going to start by folding in half
vertically. So take the left edge and fold it over to the right edge. Align the edges, then make a crease, and
then unfold. Now we’re going to fold in half
horizontally. So take the top edge and fold it down to the bottom edge. Align the edges, then make a crease, and
then unfold. Now we’re going to fold two opposite
corners to the center. So start by taking this top left corner
and folding it into where those creases intersect. Make a crease and then do the
same thing on the bottom right. So just align that with the creases as well. Then
you should have this. Now we’re going to turn the model over. And once it’s turned over, we’re going to start by aligning this
edge here with this vertical crease in the center. So we’re just going to fold
this over and begin to align them. And then you’ll notice that there’s a layer
underneath that is sort of trapped. You’re just going to pull it out so it’s
out like this and then continue to align the edge with that vertical crease. Make
a crease all the way down the edge and it should look like this. And now you want to do the same thing
over here. So you’re just going to align this edge with that vertical crease as
well. Just fold that in, again letting out that trapped layer underneath. And just align it with that edge just like you did before. We continue to make the crease
down the edge and it should look like this. Now we’re going to turn the model over. And once it’s turned over, you’re going to notice these two flaps
here. And those are the two layers that we let out from underneath the model. And what we want to do is fold them back to basically where they were before. So we’re just going to align this edge
with this vertical crease that I’ve marked here. So pull this in, and you can basically
pull it in as far as it’ll go. Then just make a crease, just like this. So now it should be one straight edge
here. And now you want to do the same thing down here. So you’re just going to align this edge
with that vertical crease as well. So pull it in as far as it’ll go, just
like this. Once you’re done, it should look like this. Now we’re going to make a crease that
extends from the top of this vertical crease down to the top of this flap here.
So just a crease like this. So we can start by pulling this flap over and
starting the crease at the top just pull it over once you reach the top
and just make a little pinch. And then it probably want align, so you
can just drag it over until it’s one crease that extends from the top down to
there. And once you have that then you can make your crease and it should look
like this. And then you want to do the same thing on the bottom. So now you’re
going to make a crease that extends from the bottom of this vertical crease up to
the bottom of this flap here. So again you can just pull this over
starting the crease at the bottom there. Make a pinch when it reaches there, and
then just drag the crease over till it reaches the bottom of that flap. And once
it does then you can make your crease all the way down. And once you’re done, it
should look like this Now we’re going to turn the model over. And once it’s turned over, we’re going to do something similar to
what we did before. And we’re just going to fold these two flaps into the center
just by making a crease along these edges here. So we can start on the bottom and just going to pull this in so that that edge aligns with this edge here. And
basically you’re just going to pull it in as far as it’ll go. Once it’s in as far as it’ll go, then just make your crease. And then do
the same thing on the top. So just pull this one in. Pull it in as far as it’ll
go, and then make a crease. Now we’re going to fold the model in
half. So we’re just going to take this bottom point and fold it up to the top point here. Just pull it up just like that, and then you’re going to make a crease right
in the middle of the model, just like this. And once you’re done then you can
unfold. You can also unfold these two flaps that
we just folded in, just like this. And then you’re going to flip the model back
over. And then we’re going to unfold these bigger flaps.So just fold this one
over and then fold this one over. And then once you’re done, just turn the model over one last time. And that’s one completed unit. To complete this model you need 30 units. Now you must fold 29 more. Once you’ve completed all 30 units,
you’re going to take 3 to start the assembly. Then look at one and you’ll
notice that it has a little pocket on the top. Then on the outside there’s a flap. Then take a second unit,
and then you’re going to insert the second unit’s flap inside the first unit’s
pocket. Just push it in just like this. You don’t
have to push it very far, and it’s not really going to hold itself together
very well. So you’re going to have to hold it. Then take a third unit and you’re going
to insert it into the second one’s pocket, just like this. Make sure the
first and the second stay together as well. And it may be kind of tricky to
hold. Then it should look like this. Then to help you out, I would put it down on
the table, just like this, keeping the middle part in the air, so it’s a little pointed. Then you’ll
notice that there’s a flap and a pocket that aren’t being used. So you want to insert this last flap
inside of this pocket. So just bring the model together. So just
bring the flap and the pocket together, and then you’re going to notice as you
do that, these three flaps on the table are
evening themselves out. So they should look like this. And as
you’re doing that, open up this little pocket and then put
the flap inside of it, just like this. Once you’re done then you can reinforce
the creases on the outside. And the top should look like this. And then you flip
it over, and it should look like this. Now you’re going to continue to add on
to these three units. And you’re going to do that by creating this three-unit
structure on the end of each of these flaps. So you’re just going to continue like
this Now I’ve connected two of these
structures together, and now you should have two points. And now you have four
flaps to work with. So now you’re just going to add on to that just like you did before. Now I’ve connected three of these
structures. When you’re working on your forth three-unit structure, You’re going to have to use one of the
same units to connect the fifth and the fourth one together. Now I’ve connected
five of them and the model looks like this. And as you continue with the star make sure you always have five that come to a point in the center as you can see on this finished model. There’s always going to be five. And then
you can turn the star anywhere you want, and there’s always going to be five
connected. Now you have to make sure there’s always five connected, no more no less, because the star won’t
turn out in the end. So just continue to work on the Star the
same way I hope you’ve enjoyed this video
tutorial on how to fold an Origami Bascetta Star designed by Paolo Bascetta. Please comment, rate, subscribe, and thank you for watching!

100 thoughts on “Origami Bascetta Star (Paolo Bascetta)

  1. how big would one be if I used A0 paper(makes star and runs down street on top of it)thiiiiiiiiiiiiis big!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😮

  2. o/ I Made it ! X3

    1hour to fold all the 30 piece of paper, 1hour the assembly it, and TADAAAA !

    So cool ! Thank you so much for this vidéo ! You're the best for teaching this kind of things ! ^^8

    I love your video, and it's not the first Origami I made thanks to you. ^^

    *-* I'm going to see your others vidéo now, I still have some paper…XD

  3. Wonderful, definitely one of the better modular origami videos out there. Thank you for marking the folds with a dotted line, that helped a lot.
    One small correction, your tags have this listed as a dodecahedron. This is actually a stellated icosahedron. Same number of edges (30), but it has 20 faces (or spikes in this case) instead of the 12 found in a dodecahedron. 🙂

  4. You should have done the assembly part a little slower, why would you want to fast forward it when it's a bit complicated?

  5. And one more thing, where can i buy that purple paper that your using? it's pretty good looking for this kind of model!

  6. if you open the transcript the first paragraph says "really falling in oregon the best and i start as i met hello backscatter"

  7. Hello, thank you so much for your very clear and easy to follow instructions!!!
    This is a nice model and I think I'll fold it next with my recently bought beautiful origami paper!!

  8. I just finished my second. Thank you for your clear folding instructions. The putting together took a while to get but once I was there, I was flying.

  9. like if this statment is true. its not that easy like he said "these modueles are easy to fold"he said.yea right who has time to fold 30 SHEETS.

  10. Thanks so…much for putting so much effort into this video, it helped me a lot, when i had to do some origami in my Japan Project!!! Hard but definitely worth the perseverance!!! Thanks,
    Rosetta
    P.S. I can see that you enjoy showing origami in public since you put a WHOLE 10 minutes, and 50 seconds into this video!!! 🙂 God Bless!!!

  11. It's the great stellated dodecahedron. It'd be best if the videos have the shapes' names in them so that it'd be easier to search. Good job though 😀

  12. It you think it's hard , try to make it , instand of only take 4 squares out of a A4 sheet making 8 squares of a A4 sheet xDD one time I try to make it like that and it was so hard ( because it's so small) that I needed to use really small objects and fine to make the process xDD I looked like a doctor making an operation xP
    (Sorry if write anything wrong because I am not a native English speaker..)

  13. Thank you for instructions! Took me a little trial and error to assemble the pieces correctly but I got it on the second attempt 🙂 It is quite a sturdy structure this design.

  14. The ending is the hardest part and thats when you decided to speed the video up, lol! I had to look at a tonne of other vids just to work it out!!!

  15. You have dashed lines on the white side of the paper. Is that necessary, or is that just so the creases show up on the video?

  16. Great instructions! I have only one comment to add: when you make one of the first moves, i.e. the one from 1'50", you should notice, that the model has NO MIRROR symmetry, and you need to remember the position of the model with the first two corners flapped under. If it is like "tip on 11, tip on 5" it will give a right chiral star, if it is positioned like "tip on 1, tip on 7" (mirror symmetry) you get a left chiral star. And it is really important to make ALL the 30 pieces in the same exact fashion (meaning same initial position). Check out 🙂

  17. Congratulations!
    It's really, really beautiful and hard!
    But I'm gonna try to do!
    Tell me, please, what kind of paper do you use for this art?

  18. Wait a minute where on earth am I going to get 30X square sheets of paper i don't have square sheets I can cut rectangles but I can't cut 30x rectangle into 30x square I am watching something else too complicated nobody watch it

  19. Made one for my girlfriend and she loved it! Id say this is super easy for a model that looks so damn good. Thanks man!

  20. excellent instructions and video. not as easy as you make it look, but still many steps above other people's instructions and/or videos.

  21. this is really too hard for a beginner try next time to not put your hands in front of the model as it is really hard to see the confusing step.

  22. Thank you so much for such a very clear instruction. I keep it on my playlist and keep referring back to it when I make it again.

  23. Excellent model and tutorial. I have watched many videos on how to make this star and yours is by far the best. However, I still can't it to work out!! I can fold the units and can start the assembly but somewhere in the process I always lose it. Anyway, lovely video and your easy to listen to also.
    Deborah

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