Trying To Accomplish a Folded Plate Animation

I’m trying to figure out how to animate a flat arrangement of polygons with matching edges into a three-dimensional, folded open arrangement of planes. I’ve seen some grasshopper content that contains “hinging” and “folding” nodes that can be used to animate the folding of two planes. It is not immediately obvious to me how this can be implemented when one plane is hinging off another plane that is itself hinging off another plane. I’m attaching a three-step image that should give a sense of the basic animation desired. Is there a way to accomplish this with Bongo?

Hi Mike,

Bongo’s Hierarchical linking is just made for it.

Children who follow their parents, but still have their own turn.

The beginning of the Whys of IK in Bongo 2.0 - YouTube tutorial tells you more about that.
FoldingPlate.3dm (87.6 KB) is the model shown above.