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Rabbit Ear Fold in Origami

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Open sink-fold is another important folding technique in origami. Although it is somewhat advanced folding technique, You should get familiar with this since it is being used frequently. In this tutorial, I will start with both square and balloon bases to show what "open sink-fold" does to any model.

 

 

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00A.

Before applying a rabbit-ear-fold, you need to look for a triangular region.

 

In a typical square-paper (shown on the left), you can have either an upper triangular region or a lower triangular region.

 

If we have a vertical dotted line instead, then we will have a left triangular region and a right triangular region instead.

 

In this example, we will choose the upper triangular region but you can choose any region.

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00B.

The symbol for rabbit-ear-fold is represent with three valley-fold lines meeting at the center.

 

Thus, it is the same as "outside reverse-fold" since they both share three valley-fold lines.

 

The difference is if the center is folded or not.

 

If the center is folded, then it is the "outside reverse-fold" .

 

If the center is unfolded, then it is the rabbit-ear-fold.

 

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