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 Post subject: Does anyone make this cube already ?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 9:52 pm 
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In this weekend, I started to make a little strange shaped cube.

I cut more from Half-truncated cube, then its shape becomes following photo.

Does anyone know this cube was already made ?


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I don't recall ever seeing this puzzle created before. Nice idea though. I have a feeling other people will be copying. Post more pics when you finish, eh?


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If this is from a 5x5x5 cube which I think it is. Are you going to be doing this to all four sides? If you are then it has been done before. Sorry about that.

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Darren Grewe wrote:
If this is from a 5x5x5 cube which I think it is. Are you going to be doing this to all four sides? If you are then it has been done before. Sorry about that.

Bottum picture.

http://twistypuzzles.com/articles/spotl ... rgen.shtml



Darren, I'm almost 100% sure that it is just a 3x3x3. Just look at a half-truncated cube. Hidetoshi just truncated it a little more on the cut sides.


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I did the same thing to a 3x3x3 cube but I was attempting to make a Master Pyramorphix as small as I could get it. I only did the cut down and did not build it up.

maybe someday...

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cuboholic wrote:
Darren Grewe wrote:
If this is from a 5x5x5 cube which I think it is. Are you going to be doing this to all four sides? If you are then it has been done before. Sorry about that.

Bottum picture.

http://twistypuzzles.com/articles/spotl ... rgen.shtml



Darren, I'm almost 100% sure that it is just a 3x3x3. Just look at a half-truncated cube. Hidetoshi just truncated it a little more on the cut sides.


The picture that Hidetoshi gave us looks exactly like the blue side in the link I gave. Or am I wrong on that.


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Darren Grewe wrote:
cuboholic wrote:
Darren Grewe wrote:
If this is from a 5x5x5 cube which I think it is. Are you going to be doing this to all four sides? If you are then it has been done before. Sorry about that.

Bottum picture.

http://twistypuzzles.com/articles/spotl ... rgen.shtml



Darren, I'm almost 100% sure that it is just a 3x3x3. Just look at a half-truncated cube. Hidetoshi just truncated it a little more on the cut sides.


The picture that Hidetoshi gave us looks exactly like the blue side in the link I gave. Or am I wrong on that.


If you look at Hidetoshi's picture, the top section (U layer) is a lot "thinner" than the photo that you linked to. Hopefully that makes sense


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It does look superficially the same, but the top isn't remotely similar. His is a truncated 3x3, while Jurgen's is a cuboctahedron 5x5. L8r.


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Sorry for my halfway photo.

Yes, this cube is made from normal 3x3x3 cube.
This cube's shape is middle of Pyraminx and
Half-truncated cube. Of course, rotation is not
similarly of Pyraminx.
Then, Half-truncated cube's centers have direction,
and a little difficult than normal Half-truncated. ;)

I'm worrying if anyone already made this one, then my
work vains efforts.

Of course, when I finished to make it, I'll contribute
some solved, scrambled, and rotating image photos.

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Well, last time I disappeared for a while and then came back, I read through EVERY message on every thread ever posted here (yes, all 81+ pages of message boards on the General board now, and all the other boards as well), and I don't remember seeing any pictures quite like this one, so I think you're pretty well safe. L8r.


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Hidetoshi wrote:
Sorry for my halfway photo.

Yes, this cube is made from normal 3x3x3 cube.
This cube's shape is middle of Pyraminx and
Half-truncated cube. Of course, rotation is not
similarly of Pyraminx.
Then, Half-truncated cube's centers have direction,
and a little difficult than normal Half-truncated. ;)

I'm worrying if anyone already made this one, then my
work vains efforts.

Of course, when I finished to make it, I'll contribute
some solved, scrambled, and rotating image photos.



I have made it two weeks ago and have named this puzzle "CONVEX PYRAMID". This week I plan to finish this project. Wait for new photos.
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Dang, dude! I never would have guessed that it would be possible to cut it down that far.


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This thread is quite funny.

I've had just such a rubik's cube sitting around for about the past year now. The idea was to try and build a Pyraminx 2 but just never quite got around to it.

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Looks like a Megamorphix to me. (A Pyramorphix is a 2x2x2, ergo Megamorphix is a 3x3x3)


[Now someone should try a Gigamorphix 4x4x4 or a Terramorphix 5x5x5, haha]

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Megamorphix

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Quinn Lewis wrote:


An don't forget Ryan Thompson's 5 order Pyramorphix.

viewtopic.php?t=4869&highlight=longer+secret+project


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Darren Grewe wrote:
Quinn Lewis wrote:


An don't forget Ryan Thompson's 5 order Pyramorphix.

viewtopic.php?t=4869&highlight=longer+secret+project


It says in the post that it is a trajbers puzzle


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cuboholic wrote:
Darren Grewe wrote:
Quinn Lewis wrote:


An don't forget Ryan Thompson's 5 order Pyramorphix.

viewtopic.php?t=4869&highlight=longer+secret+project


It says in the post that it is a trajbers puzzle


Ok I'm wrong I'll admit it. :oops: :oops: :oops:


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Any pics fully made and stickered? Love to see it.

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nicky_uk wrote:
Any pics fully made and stickered? Love to see it.


It is here:


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Amazing! And beautiful! Very nice work.


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Looks very, very, professional. I still don't quite understand where the pieces are...who cares, It looks GREAT!!


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Beautiful puzzle Aleh!

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Aleh,

I admire your craftsmanship! To make perfect plain surface isn’t an easy task. You’ve made perfect curved surfaces. Should be very pleasant puzzle to held in your hands.

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Aleh,

Let me add my congratulations, particularly for the curved surface. How did you manage to maintain the symmetry? It looks almost perfect from the pictures.
Also, I wonder if you could do a version of this puzzle in such a way that the resulting solid has constant width (parallel opposing planes are at the same distance in every direction)


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This is absolutely beautiful!
Perhaps the best 3x3x3 mod I've ever seen.

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WOW!!!

Now that looks nice!!!

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That's awesome! It looks perfect. I'd like to see some pics of it scrambled. :)


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Thomas wrote:
This is absolutely beautiful!
Perhaps the best 3x3x3 mod I've ever seen.

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looks great! how did you do the stickers. every time i try something with rounded puzzles i have trouble with the stickers


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This looks so cute :wink: and I know I'd like to buy one from you someday soon. Sorry!!!!! :oops: You could probably call it small pillow Mastermorphix. IMHO only!!!!! :wink:


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Darren Grewe wrote:
This looks so cute :wink: and I know I'd like to buy one from you someday soon.


Hey... if you do make these to sell... please... Please... PLEASE let me know. I too would LOVE to get my hands on one.

GREAT JOB!!!
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Adam Zamora wrote:
looks great! how did you do the stickers. every time i try something with rounded puzzles i have trouble with the stickers


I shall not claim that I know, but to me it looks like no individual cubie is curved in more than one dimension*, giving that it is no problem at all to sticker with regular ones, since they can ”wrap around” the surface without any problem.

*At least it doesn’t seem to be any significant curving in more than one dimension, and if there is a slight one, it might work with regular flat stickers anyway…


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oh i would love to get my hands on a puzzle like that :D

and btw, how many positions does it have if you still want to keep the tetraeder-shape? can you even mix it with 90degree-turns?

love your craftsmanship Aleh :)


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pHeTe wrote:
oh i would love to get my hands on a puzzle like that :D

and btw, how many positions does it have if you still want to keep the tetraeder-shape? can you even mix it with 90degree-turns?

love your craftsmanship Aleh :)
It's like a bloated Megamorpix, which, as you can see is a 3x3x3. Each of the edges of the puzzle, if it were no bloated is equal to a face of a 3x3x3. Now, if you wanted to keep the shape, only half turns could be used. It is possible to use 90 degrees turns, but it would no retain it's shape.

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Adam Zamora wrote:
looks great! how did you do the stickers. every time i try something with rounded puzzles i have trouble with the stickers


Surface not so curved, that there would be problems with stikers.
Some pics of it scrambled:


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gaah :D it just looks too beautiful, how long would it take to make another one? ;)


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pHeTe wrote:
gaah :D it just looks too beautiful, how long would it take to make another one? ;)


:wink: Or two?

I couldn't agree more. She sure is a beauty!!!

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Wow. I go away from the Forum for a couple of weeks, and look at this! Fantastic puzzle. I love the way you use the curved faces on this tetrahedron. The contours are nicely accentuated by the glossy stickers. Very exciting design!


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The curved surfaces are amazing, and it's hard to see the 3x3x3 in there. Great idea and excellent craftsmanship.

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