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 Post subject: Ugly Triplet - The last three Extended Ultimate Skewbs
PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:25 pm 
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Hi,

some of you might have recognized that over the past three years I worked on a series of shape transformations. The common element of all these shapes was that I took an Ultimate Skewb and "deleted" several sides by extending them.

I did not wanted to build all 81 possible variants but picked out 10 of them because of symmetry, aesthetic and things like that. One week ago I fnished the last three of those 10 variants
I have to confess: After two thirds of building I discovered that these last three variants are UGLY. But the Smooth-On was already wasted so I decided to finish them.

Therefore I want to present the UGLY TRIPLET


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 Post subject: Re: Ugly Triplet - The last three Extended Ultimate Skewbs
PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:26 pm 
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Here is the image of the complete series.
Only the stellated dodecahedron is missing here.


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 Post subject: Re: Ugly Triplet - The last three Extended Ultimate Skewbs
PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:28 pm 
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Most of the time I would need a video to understand your puzzles :)
I mean I cant even tell what those shapes are...
Looks nice though

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 Post subject: Re: Ugly Triplet - The last three Extended Ultimate Skewbs
PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:08 pm 
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They look pretty nice, actually. They might be horrible when scrambled but I don't know.

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 Post subject: Re: Ugly Triplet - The last three Extended Ultimate Skewbs
PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:27 pm 
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Andreas Nortmann wrote:
I have to confess: After two thirds of building I discovered that these last three variants are UGLY.
To paraphrase Marcus Licinius Crassus: "Some people like snails, some people like oysters." I like these mods, especially all of them together. And they are all nice work.

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 Post subject: Re: Ugly Triplet - The last three Extended Ultimate Skewbs
PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:46 pm 
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GoombaGeek wrote:
They look pretty nice, actually. They might be horrible when scrambled but I don't know.

That's a good point. What does this look like scrambled?

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 Post subject: Re: Ugly Triplet - The last three Extended Ultimate Skewbs
PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:11 am 
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My favorite is the first one. Strange!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Ugly Triplet - The last three Extended Ultimate Skewbs
PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:00 am 
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Okay. Because of two wiches I made these images:
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Due to using only six colors the puzzle does not look as scrambled as I wish it would. These images are taken from the first variants I want to name Fasces Skewb:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fasces


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