Introduction: How to Make a Paper Vase Without Curves
Today I'll tell you how to model a paper vase with the segment method. It seems the vase has curves but these are approximately approached by edges and polygons.
At first I came to an idea to divide a vase into two parts (P1 and P2, see 3rd screenshot).
You have 2 objects that look like a Hyperboloid and an Ellipsoid. One object has a 'negative' (slender) and the other one a 'positive' (bulbous) curve.
The approximation and the unions of the segments turns into a blocky vase.
Step 1: CP-Samples of the Vase
Here you can dl the cp samples of the 6 and 8 segment (slender, bulbous) vase.
red: valley folds
blue: mountain folds
black: cutting lines
Step 2: Glue and Assemble
Cut the segments and prefold. Glue the parts together.
Step 3: Variations
You can naturally also make variations with different shapes and forms.