Paper by Erik D. Demaine

Erik D. Demaine and Martin L. Demaine, “Planar Drawings of Origami Polyhedra”, Technical Report CS-98-17, Department of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, August 1998.

We present a new infinite class of polyhedra based on a class of origami bases that we have developed. To understand these polyhedra and their underlying bases, we examine drawings of their graphs. We present an elegant linear-time algorithm to find a straight-line planar drawing. It displays a recursive structure in the polyhedra that may lead to interesting fractals. We introduce a “zoom” feature that allows one to interactively explore the details of the graph while displaying this recursive structure.

The paper is 13 pages.

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