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 Post subject: The Dethorned Cube
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:41 pm 
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This twisty puzzle was inspired by a post made by Hugo Mak in the Twisty Puzzle forums back on July 9th 2010. This puzzle was designed in POV-Ray by myself. (Look here.) I was able to work with Tanner Frisby (aka Steryne) via Skype to have him take my POV-Ray model and turn this into something printable via Alibre. Scott Elliott (aka VeryWetPaint) has also helped by printing some of these pieces in clear. The ones you see here were printed by Shapeways in Strong, White & Flexable. This puzzle once finished will be going to Tanner Frisby for his assistance helping me get my POV-Ray model into a printable format. THANK YOU!

This puzzle is the first Circle Mixup Cube. In its current form its almost the same puzzle as your basic Mixup Cube except for the way the face centers rotate. As the name implies this puzzle isn't finished. There are thorns that fill in all the openings you see on the surface of this puzzle. You can also take the face centers and edges off this puzzle and have a working Fused Cube or 2x2x2 depending on how you sticker the pieces. That would look like this:

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Enjoy,
Carl

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P.S. Yes, I need a better camera. If there is a thread around here for making these puzzle videos and which cameras are the best to use PLEASE send me a PM.

P.S.S. I'm also looking for the best way to get stickers made for this. So if there is a thread here for getting custom stickers made for Shapeway puzzles please point me there as well.

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 Post subject: Re: The Dethorned Cube
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:18 pm 
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Carl,

Congrats on your first puzzle! There is a great sense of accomplishment felt by everyone who finishes their first puzzle, and I hope that is what you are (deservedly) experiencing now. This puzzle is a big undertaking for a first build, an I am glad to see it turned out as well as it did. I can't wait to see what this beast evolves into in the future!

As far as the stickers go, I'm not aware of a thread detailing how it is done, but I can give you a tutorial over skype if you would like. My skype address is the same as my username.

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 Post subject: Re: The Dethorned Cube
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:24 pm 
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WOW! That is awesome!

Like his said ^^^ This is an awesome first build!

P.S. Why is there grass in the background?


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 Post subject: Re: The Dethorned Cube
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:45 pm 
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Thanks!!!
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P.S. Why is there grass in the background?

I took those pics outside as that was where I had the best light. I didn't have a table close by so I just sat the puzzle on the ground.

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 Post subject: Re: The Dethorned Cube
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:54 pm 
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wwwmwww wrote:
Thanks!!!
Superbud9123 wrote:
P.S. Why is there grass in the background?

I took those pics outside as that was where I had the best light. I didn't have a table close by so I just sat the puzzle on the ground.

Carl


I thought that you were making a connection with how grass doesn't have thorns and this was the dethorned cube...

I overanylyze things too easily...

But nice puzzle nonetheless! (already posted on 2.0 thread)

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 Post subject: Re: The Dethorned Cube
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:35 pm 
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Never expect a joke could be so serious!
Nice Work! Hope it'll turn out great after putting the small pieces in! :D

BTW it looks like the companion cube now LOL

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 Post subject: Re: The Dethorned Cube
PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:15 am 
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the vital apparatus vent will deliver a weighted dethorned cube in 3, 2, 1. (cube falls out)

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 Post subject: Re: The Dethorned Cube
PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:32 pm 
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Scrambled picture:
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And assembly video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wqRwJW1OQE

Enjoy,
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