Domo v2

DesignedApr 2021
Crease PatternYes
InspirationReference - Domo v2

Domo v2 (based on a 14x41 grid) is more efficient than Domo v1 (based on a 16x49 grid).

I designed v2 after realizing that I could reduce the paper usage in the head area of v1. Most of the paper savings came from around the eyes and the top of the head. I also cut excess paper from the two sides and the transition between the arms and the lower body by shortening the shifts between the model's different features (e.g., eyes to the face, head to arms).

The increased efficiency enables folding v2 from smaller paper than v1 and reduces the unwanted bulk in the model. For instance, whereas the eyes in v1 would bulge due to accumulated paper layers, the eyes in v2 lie flatter. Another bonus is eyes without creased edges in the middle. This model's intentional locks and flaps help stabilize the folded form, although I highly recommend MC/glue for a more solid result.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with the efficiency of v2, especially since the efficiency increase makes v2 easier to fold than v1.