Defining the Bottom Side
You can tell Origami which side of your dieline is the bottom:
Let's make a more complex dieline, like this one:
Now load the dieline to Origami. You can see that Origami has identified the left part as the bottom:
Origami looks through its layer trying to find a path named "bottom". If it finds that path, it makes the center of the path a bottom point of the shape. If it does not find a path with that name, it makes a guess about which side is the bottom.
To specify a different bottom, make a small rectangle named "bottom" and move it to the place you want to make the bottom side:
Even if you hide that path, Origami will find it. Now reload the shape in Origami to see that it now understands where you want the bottom to be:
Simple summary: to make a side the bottom of the shape, simply put a path named "bottom" there.
Bottom Doesn't Work?
If you defined bottom, but it doesn't work - do the following:
- Check that the bottom mark is defined inside the "Origami" layer;
- Check that the bottom mark is actually a path, not a group or sub-layer. Origami needs the bottom mark to be a path, otherwise it will be ignored.
If the above doesn't help, please contact us with your Illustrator project, so we can have a look.
There's just one more thing that you need to know before you can start folding your own dielines:
- Defining Front - assign the front side of the shape.