Origami Noria Star (Aldo Marcell)

Origami Noria Star (Aldo Marcell)


Hello! Today we will be folding an Origami Noria Star designed by Aldo Marcell. This is one of my favorite modular
models and it’s not very difficult to fold. This model requires four square
sheets of paper. Each unit is folded from half a square, so before you get started, you’ll need to
cut each of your four squares in half. And once you’re done with that, you’ll be
left with a equally sized rectangles and then you can start folding your first
unit. And I’ll be using paper with color on both sides, but if you using paper
with color on one side and white on the other, start with the white side up. And we’re
going to start by folding in half horizontally. So take this bottom edge
and fold it up to the top edge. Align the corners and the edges, but you don’t want
to make your crease all the way. You just want to make a small crease on the left
and a small crease on the right, just to use as references for later. So once you’ve made those two small creases, then you can unfold. Now we’re going to fold the top and bottom edges in to align with these two horizontal
reference creases we just made. So let’s start with this bottom edge, and
we’re just going to fold it up like this. Align it with both of those reference
creases. Then once it’s aligned, you can make your crease. Make sure you crease all the way, and
then once you have this, then you can rotate the paper and do the same exact
thing. So we’re going to fold the bottom edge
up and align it with those two creases, or you can just align it with the edge
we just folded down. So just fold up the bottom edge, align it with the top edge,
and then make your crease. Again, make sure you crease all the way, and then
your model should look like this. Now we’re going to fold these two bottom corners in to align with these
two horizontal edges in the center of the model here. So let’s start with this
bottom left corner, and we’re simply going to align this edge here with these
edges in the center here. So let’s start by lifting up this bottom left corner,
and once all the edges are aligned it should look like this. Then you can
make your crease. After you’ve made your crease, it should look like this. And then
you want to do the same thing on this bottom right corner. So once again, we’re simply going to
align this edge here with these edges in the center of the model here. So we’re
going to start by simply lifting up this bottom right corner, and once all the
edges are aligned, just like this, then you can make your crease. And once you’ve
done that on both sides, your model should look like this. And then you want
to unfold the two corners we just folded up. So just push them back down, just
like this, and then you want to turn the model over. Now we’re going to fold the right edge over until this point here (where the
bottom edge in this crease intersect) is directly over top of this bottom left
corner here. So we’re going to start by pulling over this right edge. And once
that point (where the edge and the crease intersect) is directly over that bottom
left corner, then you can make your crease. But before you make your crease,
double check to make sure that the point and the bottom corner align, then again
make your crease. Make sure you make a sharp crease
because you’re creasing through quite a few layers. And then you can unfold. And
now we’re going to do the same thing on the left. So we’re going to fold this left edge
over until this point here (where the bottom edge in this crease intersect) is
directly on top of this bottom right corner. So we’re going to start by pulling over
this left edge, and as soon as that point is directly on top of that bottom
right corner then you can make your crease. make sure you double check before making your crease. Crease sharply and then you can unfold. Now we’re going to fold this top edge down and align it with these two
vertical creases we just made. So let’s start with this left side, and
we’re just going to fold this top edge down and align it with this left
vertical crease here. So we’re just going to pull it down, and starting at the top
of this crease, we’re going to align the edge with the
crease .Then as soon as the entire edge is aligned, just like this, then you can make
your crease. Crease sharply, and then once you have that, you want to do the same
thing on the right. So we’re going to fold this top edge down and align it
with this right vertical crease. So again, pull the top edge down, and starting at the top of the crease, we’re
going to align the edge with the crease. Then as soon as the entire edge is aligned,
just like this, then you can make your crease. And once you’ve done that on both
sides, your model should look like this. And
then you want to turn the model over. Now we’re going to do something similar to what we did before We’re going to fold these two edges
in and align them with these two vertical creases we used before. So we’re
going to start with this left side and we’re going to align this edge here with
this left vertical crease. So we’re just going to pull this edge in, and you want
to let this trapped layer out from underneath. Then again, starting at the
top of this crease, you’re going to align the edge with the
crease. Then work your way down until the entire edge is aligned, just like this. Then
you can make your crease. It’s a little bit easier to lift up this
layer and crease underneath, but you can do it either way. So once you’ve made your crease, it
should look like this. Then you want to do the same thing on the right. So we’re
going to fold this right edge in and align it with this right vertical crease. So again, just pull it in like this, let that trapped layer out from underneath,
and starting at the top of the crease, you’re just going to align the edge with
the crease. Then again work your way down until the entire
edge is aligned like this. Then you can open this up and make your crease
underneath. Make your crease sharp, and once you have this, then you can turn the
model over. Now we’re going to fold these two edges in to align with these vertical creases
once again. So let’s start with this left edge, and we’re just going to pull it up like this.
And you’re going to pull it up pretty much as far as it’ll go. You’ll see that it will stop at this
point here, so you’re just going to pull it up like that, and then you’re going to align
this edge with this left vertical crease. So once you’ve aligned the edge and the
crease, just like this, then you can make your crease. Crease sharply, and then once
you have that, you want to do the same thing on the right. So we’re going to
take this right edge here and align it with this right vertical crease. So again
we’re just going to pull it up as far as it goes. It’ll stop at that point there. So we’re just
going to pull it up like this and then align this edge with that right vertical
crease. So once they’re aligned, then you can make your crease. And once you have
this, then you can turn the model over. Now we’re going to reinforce these two
vertical mountain folds underneath these edges here. So let’s start with this left
one, and we’re just going to pick up the model and pinch that left vertical
crease from the top. We’re just going to pinch it like this
and make sure it’s a mountain fold. Then you want to do the same thing on the
right. So we’re going to pinch this vertical crease here and make sure that
one is a mountain fold as well. Then once you’ve done that on both sides, your
model should look like this. And this is one completed unit. Now you must fold seven more. Once you’ve completed all 8 units, then
you’re going to need 2 to start the assembly. Then pick up the first one, and
you’ll notice that it has a small flap like this on each side, and it also has a
small pocket underneath this layer here on each side. So we’re going to start by
picking up the second unit, and we’re going to insert the second unit’s flap
inside of the first unit’s pocket. So simply insert this flap inside of this
pocket, just like this, then push it as far as it’ll go. And once you have that, then just turn
the model over and do the same exact thing. So again, insert the second unit’s flap
inside of the first units pocket just like we did before. Push it in all the way, and once you have
this, turn the model back over. And now you can continue adding more units. So now we’re
going to add the third unit the same way. We’re going to insert the third unit’s
flap inside of the second unit’s pocket just like we did before. So insert the flap inside of the pocket,
just like this. Again, push it in as far as it’ll go. Then once you have something like that,
turn the model over and do the same exact thing. So insert the third unit’s flap inside of
the second unit’s pocket, just like this. Again push it in as far as it goes, and then once you have this, turn the
model over. And then you can add your fourth unit. Now i’m not going to explain how to
connect every unit mainly because they’re all connected the same way. So
just continue adding units the same way until you get to the last one. Before you add your last unit, make sure
that you pull the first unit’s flaps out on top of the other units. So we’re going
to start on this side and we’re just going to pull this flap out from
underneath just so that it’s on top of the other units. So make sure that flap’s
on top. Then if that center point comes apart, just shift the units around again so
it comes to a somewhat decent point. Then what you want to do is turn the model
over and do the same exact thing. So you’re going to pull this first unit’s flaps out
on top of the rest of the units, just like this. Then shift the rest of the
units around so they come to a nice point. And once you have something like this, you can
turn the model right back over. And then you can add your last unit. And we’re
going to do that by inserting the last unit’s flap inside of the seventh unit’s
pocket. So we’re just going to move some layers
around so that we can see that pocket. Then we’re going to insert the last unit’s
flap inside of it. Just push it in as far as it will go, then turn the model over and
do the same exact thing. So you’re going to answer the last unit’s flap inside of the
seventh unit’s pocket just like we did on the other side. So once it’s in like this, then you’ll
notice that the central point in the star is not coming together like it did
before. So in order to fix that, we again have to
take this first unit’s flaps out on top of the other units. We’re just going to pull it out from
underneath just like we did before. Make sure that flap is out on top of the
other units. And now you’ll see that you can kind of bring more of the units
together. But we just have to do that one more time, so flip the model over, and
again pull the first unit’s flaps out on top of the other units. So pull it out
like this, and now I can bring most of the units together. Then what we want to
do to finish off the model is to insert the first unit’s flaps inside of the last
unit’s pockets. So we’re going to start on the top and insert this first flap
inside of the last pocket, just like this. And flip it over, and once again insert
the first flap inside of the last pocket, just like that. Then once you’re done,
bring all the units together so they come to a nice point. And once you have this, then your Noria Star is complete. I hope you’ve enjoyed this video
tutorial on how to fold an Origami Noria Star designed by Aldo Marcell. Please
comment, rate, subscribe, and thank you for watching!

99 thoughts on “Origami Noria Star (Aldo Marcell)

  1. @EzOrigami Please can you make a tutorial on the Compound of Five Intersecting Tetrahedra by Thomas Hull using the 60 degree unit designed by Francis Ow?

  2. please can u make a vid explaining the origami magic ball waterbomb bases and how to make them i really didn't get that

  3. Hoow To You Rate or (rite)Wateverr Buut hOww? AhHAha. Awesome Video !

    I Think Your The Best One In Youtube ! Will Actually You Are !

    Like If You Agree !

  4. You need to open an origami school and I could be a teacher and partner in your
    investment. You are so clear in your teaching. please think about it. We could go worldwide in our ORIGAMI DOMINATION.

  5. Great instructions. Easy to do. I covered mine with Modge Podge and glitter for Christmas gift ornaments. Awesome.

  6. "We're gonna fold horizontally"
    *Folds in half*
    "But only crease a little on the left and a little on the right"
    Me:……DAMN!

  7. it would be cool if you would feature the origami models from the movie 'blade runner' there is a chicken and a unicorn. i myself made the chicken it is pretty fun to make and level: advanced. the unicorn i did not make. I heard it is harder than the chicken. thanks and keep up the work =)

  8. Hey Evan! Great video but i just wanted to say that Aldo is ni longer active on flickr so your can put it out the description !!!!

  9. this person is trying to show us his great work how he learned from some1 else Have some respect! it is good for oragami people … people who dont know how to do oragami DONT comment stupid things like i cant get it this sucks this is stupid ….. shut up already about that just learn dont comment ! this is for the people who dont know oragami

  10. You guys teach really well I always understand your tutorials but can you make a bit bigger origamis like 16 pointed ninja star ?

  11. For the step at 2:40, its easier if you just take one end and fold it over the the nearest crease (not over the triangle like in the video, but touching the triangle)

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