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Patterning is the construction, fabrication, or assembling of an object by cutting (and sometimes bending or folding) two-dimensional surfaces according to a pattern or template, and then attaching the edges of these surfaces together to make a three-dimensional object.

Patterning techniques for props come from several crafts and industries. Costume and fashion have methods for patterning with fabric and textiles to make clothes and accessories. Sheet metal workers have methods for drafting and cutting flat patterns into steel to fold and bend into all sorts of tubes, duct work, and other shapes. Geometric solids can be represented by flat patterns. The packaging industry uses dielines to create templates for cutting ...

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