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 Post subject: What would a cubical Chopasaurus look like?
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 10:10 am 
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I'm just curious. It's a superset of the Skewb, after all...


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 Post subject: Re: What would a cubical Chopasaurus look like?
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 10:52 am 
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 Post subject: Re: What would a cubical Chopasaurus look like?
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 11:57 am 
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Here's its octahedral friend. Fun fact: the edge lengths of the two triangles formed in the faces are the same.


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 Post subject: Re: What would a cubical Chopasaurus look like?
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 1:35 pm 
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Luke, the skewb has 4 cuts, compared to the chopasaurus's 12, yes? So surely there are 2 other cubical shape mods of the skewb, which have selected different cuts on the chopasaurus? What would they look like?

This is my first post in a loong time, but this fascinates me. I couldn't resist asking.

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 Post subject: Re: What would a cubical Chopasaurus look like?
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No matter which four cuts you'd choose (as long as they form a skewb), it would look the same. The icosahedron has 20 faces (=10 deep cuts, not 12) though.

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 Post subject: Re: What would a cubical Chopasaurus look like?
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 2:00 pm 
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Ah ok, my mistake. but what if you chose just one of the "other" cuts on the cubical chopasaurus (as shown by luke) and then modeled what the other 3 cuts would be for the regular skewb? It couldnt look the same, because otherwise the angle between the cuts would be different surely?

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 Post subject: Re: What would a cubical Chopasaurus look like?
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Oh, sorry, I understood your question wrong... you were asking which other cuts form skewbs in the cubic chopasaurus, right? I'm having a hard time visualizing them, but I'm sure the rest of the skewbs look identical and use one of the 'normal' skewb's cutplanes, as you thought.

The best way I can describe it verbally is to look at a corner, choose the three cutplanes that cut it 'crookedly', and the 4th cutplane would be the regular skewb cutplane that doesn't cut the corner that is looked at. Kind of like an axised skewb.

I'm not entirely sure, I'll post a picture tomorrow should anyone else not do so before me :D

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 Post subject: Re: What would a cubical Chopasaurus look like?
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All the other skewbs look like this. Pictured is the same skewb from two angles, colored for your viewing convenience.
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 Post subject: Re: What would a cubical Chopasaurus look like?
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 2:43 am 
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Nice :) That looks really neat, I can't believe this has never been made yet.

Maybe I'll give it a go- I mean, how hard could it be.... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: What would a cubical Chopasaurus look like?
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 12:15 pm 
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Luke wrote:
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Wow, awesome! :o


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 Post subject: Re: What would a cubical Chopasaurus look like?
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 10:04 pm 
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Coaster1235 wrote:
All the other skewbs look like this. Pictured is the same skewb from two angles, colored for your viewing convenience.
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Interesting how the corner in the middle of the first picture(and I’m assuming the opposite) look like a skewb ultimate corner. That could be a way to make this puzzle.


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