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 Post subject: Rubik's Cube Art Gallery
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:25 pm 
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I thought I would start an art gallery here, with artwork created from, or inspired by Rubik's Cubes. Please post any other good (child-friendly!) artwork you find here...

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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Cube Art Gallery
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:40 pm 
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These are really awesome! Though they kind of hurt to look at at times.
I think you posted two of the pictures twice (half way downish)


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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Cube Art Gallery
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:00 pm 
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Here's a mosaic project I took part in in Nov. 2011. The following pictures kind of captured the process to make it.

First, Pete Fecteau designed the picture. He's the author of several mosaics in the first post.
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Then the whole picture was broken down to 3x3 patterns.
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Then, we made turn cubes into the patterns.
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Finally, we took some pictures before the mosaic was disassembled.
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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Cube Art Gallery
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:09 pm 
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schuma wrote:
Here's a mosaic project I took part in in Nov. 2011. The following pictures kind of captured the process to make it.
Very nice, thanks for sharing. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Cube Art Gallery
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:14 pm 
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Ah, you found my Steven Colbert portrait (revealed on my 300th post...). For extensive details on how it and others were made see the rubikubism thread.

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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Cube Art Gallery
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:58 am 
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Do you use a program to get from the original picture to the cubic one ?
Next question will be which one ? :D


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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Cube Art Gallery
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:05 pm 
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Some from my collection:

First my creations:

My first mosaics:
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Mosaic building competition 2009 Hungarian Open
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Mosaic building competition 2009 Hungarian Open
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These are for a TV show:
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Mosaic building Euro 2010:
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This is from a cube show where we where presented this mosaic:
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This is a mosaic created by myself for Euro 2010
In UV light:
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sponsors of Euro 2010 created by myself:
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Creations from others:

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I have some more (not much), but I've reached the 30 upload limit... ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Cube Art Gallery
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:57 pm 
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KelvinS wrote:
Please post any other good (child-friendly!) artwork you find here...

One of your images would not normally be considered child friendly but in our upside down world I am sure it's ok since it is well known art instead of not so well known art. (An attack on our society not Admin)

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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Cube Art Gallery
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:01 pm 
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Baghera wrote:
Do you use a program to get from the original picture to the cubic one ?
Next question will be which one ? :D
A really old copy of PaintShop Pro (3.0?). You could reduce the bit depth of an image and at 8 bit it went to using a palette.
It allowed you to define your own palettes, and then load a palette for an image and choose the method of conversion. Their dithering function was pretty good.
To define reduced color palettes I would define most of the 256 colors identical (e.g. white) then just the last few different colors. For most of my work I used a seven color palette based on the awful six colors of those cubes plus the white I restickered.

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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Cube Art Gallery
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:18 am 
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DLitwin wrote:
Baghera wrote:
Do you use a program to get from the original picture to the cubic one ?
Next question will be which one ? :D
A really old copy of PaintShop Pro (3.0?). You could reduce the bit depth of an image and at 8 bit it went to using a palette.
It allowed you to define your own palettes, and then load a palette for an image and choose the method of conversion. Their dithering function was pretty good.
To define reduced color palettes I would define most of the 256 colors identical (e.g. white) then just the last few different colors. For most of my work I used a seven color palette based on the awful six colors of those cubes plus the white I restickered.

Dave

P.S. Olivér: Nice work!

And here's me thinking it was all done by the eye - real art - not some computer algorithm. I should have known better given the logical focus of this forum. :lol:

PS. Very nice job anyway. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Cube Art Gallery
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:06 pm 
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Here is a guy assembling it on the floor behind him!
And later in the gallery finished.


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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Cube Art Gallery
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:07 pm 
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Over the past month on the waterfront in Macao there was a cubic mosaic. 80,000 cubes were twisted to make this happen. Sadly I have been too busy to get down there so I asked permission to post. All photos have all been borrowed with permission from the photographer. I hope you enjoy them.
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There's also a video of it here.

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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Cube Art Gallery
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My Google Chrome freaked out about malware being present on this page... I love the art though.

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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Cube Art Gallery
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my chrome tells me this webpage contains content from thisblogrules

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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Cube Art Gallery
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schuma wrote:
my chrome tells me this webpage contains content from thisblogrules and it tags it as malware
Thanks. I am not sure why we only saw this recently, it was posted months ago. I suppose Chrome only recently was updated to check for this site?

The potentially dangerous link has been removed so Chrome should not complain anymore.

[Edit: It seems to request a Google review of the site to clear this warning the site owner has to demonstrate ownership and request it. Although an Admin, I don't have such powers and we will have to wait for Sandy to return from vacation to address this.]

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