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Origami Hydralisk Instructions by axcho Origami Hydralisk Instructions by axcho
Update:
I've finally finished the fancy photo instructions! :XD: Please take a look at them, they are much better and easier to follow: [link]

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These are the instructions for how to make an origami Hydralisk, a creature from the computer game StarCraft. Out of all the origami Hydralisk models I've seen on the web, I think this is one of the best, in terms of accuracy and simplicity.

There are about 30 or 40 steps, depending on how you count them. Foil paper is recommended to make it easier to shape, but it's not necessary. And course you start with a square piece of thin paper, white side up.

I originally designed the model in 2003, and I finished drawing these instructions in the summer of 2006. They're kind of messy, but they work. I might make a vector version on the computer sometime if enough people want it though.

These were drawn in pencil and then scanned. I added color in Paint because the shading didn't carry over too well in the scanned version.

Feel free to print out and distribute these instructions. Just make sure I am credited as the author. Enjoy!
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:iconkibaartist:
KibaArtist Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
Though you lost me at some parts my final product wasn't to shabby
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axcho Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
Glad you liked it. Did you try the newer photo instructions also? [link]
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reaper2111 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wait... I was on the internet searching origami up but I somehow end up here again... odd...
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:iconaxcho:
axcho Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
My g*d. Have I actually finished? I can hardly believe it. :o

Everyone, the new photo instructions are done! Hooray! :lol:

Behold: [link]
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CTMFMO Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
:shame
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:iconctmfmo:
CTMFMO Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
I failed 7 is too hard i failed master some drunken monkey should kick me in the balls for not being able to do part 7. [link]
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:iconzekaron:
zekaron Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
rfwu i just saw your clip and it is very interesting... after all it looks very good :)
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:iconaxcho:
axcho Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
Just a quick update: I'm finishing up the fancy Flash photo version of the instructions, and you can expect them to be released during the first week of September.
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:iconrfwu:
rfwu Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
Couldn't you just make a Youtube video of yourself making it? I did.
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:iconaxcho:
axcho Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
I could (if I borrowed someone's video recorder), but it wouldn't be as good! :) Your video is nice though.

The instructions will be posted either in a few hours, if I'm still awake, or early tomorrow. Hang in there!
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:iconrfwu:
rfwu Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
Thanks! It's great to have some good comments from someone with a clearly superior design. It's just hard to make!
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FragileDeath Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
AWESOME!!!! but having a hard time in a lot of things like part 7....=p
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chieffw Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
Step 10 just can't be completed with your picture and instructions :( Make a photo, it takes 5 minutes to take it and upload it, you can take 5 minutes from your studying, can't you?
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blueseadragoon Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007
dont we all
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Dxcloud Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
lol 6 complete but stuck at strep 10 too...the a b c d just hard to understand....axcho i cant wait to see your tutorial......ah..cant wait....i wanna built my own hydralisk zerg colony at home.
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Dxcloud Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
pls help me on step 6 i was lost there,the diagram is unclear...maybe i am too noob for this,axcho pls take a photo of ya step it will be very helpful,pls pls...
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FaTLeWiS Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007
there beta b alot of photos on step 10
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:iconblueseadragoon:
blueseadragoon Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007
not to bother you axcho but could you put up that photo tutorial soon?
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:iconfatlewis:
FaTLeWiS Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007
need does photos, im dying without them
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:iconzekaron:
zekaron Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007
YEEEEEEEEEEEY!!! Can't wait for the photos... and a 12 hydralisks will rule my house D
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Icychocobo123x Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
Steps A-E are impossible without pictures. There's just not enough information in such small drawings!!!
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axcho Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007
Good news everyone! I finally finished taking photos for the instructions! :D Now I just have to add symbols and compile them all into a nice package. I'll probably make it into an interactive Flash thing, since there are more than a hundred images!

Hope, my patient followers - the day of our victory is close at hand!
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Kaaraa Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007
:pissedoff: :angered: :rage: :fork:

*sigh* i hate doing any origami for the first 3 times...so damned annoying. But I digress...

getting it from step 7 to step 8 is making me want to punch babies. I would appreciate being told how to do that step or being able to look at a better illustrated diagram
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axcho Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007
Sorry. I was getting ready to make the photo instructions at the beginning of the summer, but then things happened and I got busy. I'm not sure when I'll have the time to make the photo instructions, but I'll keep them in mind in case a good opportunity comes up. I know a lot of people are waiting for them. :worry:
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FaTLeWiS Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
got problems at step10,plz send photo version
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ZeTimEnVec Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
yeah, im lost at step 10b, it looks like im doing it right, a feel like im doing it right, and then a few seconds later i look up and its totally wrong.

maybe some bigger and more detailed drawings of those individual steps would be nice...
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ZeTimEnVec Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
okay nevermind, i can make it, i just cant get the arms right or make him stand...
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kelelel Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
Probably the most awesome thing you can turn a normal piece of paper into. I fail miserably at step 10 tho xD
Eagerly awaiting photo instructions :3
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tarushiru Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
lol... ok... difficult... i must have missed a fold...

does the paper matter?
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axcho Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
The paper doesn't matter too much, but it holds its shape better with foil paper.
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:icontarushiru:
tarushiru Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
well, I'll keep trying... :D you've got kickass skills....
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:icontarushiru:
tarushiru Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
must try... looks easy enough... :lmao: should be easier than making paper cranes, right? ^___^;
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axcho Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
It's a bit harder, hehe. :p
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mouser55 Featured By Owner May 28, 2007
damn! step a-e is kicking my ass!
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dugieboy Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
Ahh this looks amazing but i got lost from step 10 - 11 =( please make a photo version!!!
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axcho Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
Wow, everyone is having trouble with that step. I guess I'll try making a photo version in a few weeks once school gets out. Thanks for the comment!
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Dead-Penguin Featured By Owner May 5, 2007
steps A-E are really confusing. Perhaps you could show how to do it with a video clip or maybe some pictures?
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axcho Featured By Owner May 5, 2007
Yeah, sometime I'm going to have to make a photo version of the instructions. Sorry that it's confusing.
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P1gdude Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007
i cant make heads or tails of steps a through e, someone plz help :cries:
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P1gdude Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007
i cant make heads or tails of steps a through e, someone plz help :cries:
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tinselsnips Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007
Hey, you have some great directions here. But I too am hopelessly stuck at step 10. I just can't see what it is I'm supposed to be doing...
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axcho Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007
Hi, thanks. Have you seen my explanation above? [link] That might help. But it's hard to explain in words. If that doesn't help maybe I'll try some other explanation.
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tinselsnips Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
Yeah, I saw that. I'm still lost >.<
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axcho Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
Urgh. Well, it sounds like I'll have to redraw that step sometime. Do you think it would take a full-blown animation of it, or photographs, or just a cleaner drawing?
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tinselsnips Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
A cleaner drawing would probably do it, but your best bet would be an actual photograph- most of the difficulty seems to be lying in tying to understand what piece of paper you're supposed to be working with at each point.
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axcho Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
All right, I'll try to make a photograph version of the instructions sometime. Thanks for the feedback.
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origami-guy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007
nice - havnt folded one yet, cant find my metallic paper

:rofl:
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:iconzekaron:
zekaron Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007
Or make a clip :)
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:iconzekaron:
zekaron Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007
Pls make pictures of every step it will be easy-er :)
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Nyvhek Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007
I think you saved the GIF with too few colors, so the dithering makes it kind of hard to see if some of the folds are mountain or valley folds. Maybe resave it with more colors or try a PNG.

Anyway, I managed to figure it out and it looks awesome! I'll have to get some origami paper and make a better one.
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