Structures formed in the Universe from origami-like folds. The pattern governing where these structures formed was random. The app demonstrates this process, by rendering "origami paper" stretched across a mesh, which folds according to gravity. The initial conditions governing this can even be generated from a device's camera!


Initially, the project will entail a simple slider which controls the amount of structure that forms from a fixed initial field. It will ideally display translucent "origami paper" stretched across a mesh, enabling the user to go back and forth from folded to unfolded states.

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License: BSD 3-Clause "New" or "Revised" License (BSD-3-Clause)

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  • Armen Kherlopian
  • Martin Cadirola
  • Jonathan Merkle
  • Mark Neyrinck