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Koi Puzzle

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© 2012 - 2020 yuumei

This is a wooden Koi puzzle that I designed and made a year ago in my 3D Modeling class. The entire fish is made of wood with no glue or nails to hold it together. The pieces fit together like a puzzle and you can take it apart or put it back together anytime. Each scale and segment of the body is movable so the fish can change positions and swim. (I'll post an animated version once I can find a camera stand.)

I initially made the design in Maya, then I vector traced each piece in Illustrator before using a laser cutter to create each piece on wood. The lotus is a modified version of an origami design by someone else (I don't know who...)

Other Works:

Fisheye Placebo: Solo for the Self by yuumei Origami Winged Koi by yuumei Curse of the Winged Koi by yuumei Qing by yuumei CotWK: Black Water by yuumei Portal Engagement Rings by yuumei

Image size
1000x608px 864.51 KB
Shutter Speed
10/400 second
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Feb 11, 2012, 11:52:02 AM
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Niju-Ichi's avatar
man you're so cool
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alteralteryHobbyist General Artist
woah!!! nice puzzle
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Wow! That is very beautiful.
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Wonderful work~!!
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ChristelleFHobbyist General Artist
Simply sublime Heart
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I want!
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Artygirll66Hobbyist General Artist
Now this is a puzzle I'd take the time to do!
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AyyyCatHobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! you are really skilled
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beatiful !! hermoso!! Heart Heart Heart 
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renatoferreiraStudent Traditional Artist
😮 looks beautiful...
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Can we see it in a video?
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Rodartriguez Artisan Crafter
... wow  ... 
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herofan135Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow, this is so amazing!
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Cool Art 
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What is that dance move in your profile picture?
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i think its from caramelldansen caramell dancen icon Me Doing the Caramell Dansen Cato Doing the Caramell Dansen Caramel dansen emote 
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Oh wow I would totally buy this as a kit
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kekyonaStudent Digital Artist
it me
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Super cool!!! amazing artist, your work rules!!! cheers from México!!!
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Great work!
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