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 Post subject: Dino Star Comparison Photos (click for larger size)
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:11 pm 
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I was waiting to post these until I found time to photograph the dark blue and green dino stars, but that just hasn't happened. I just found myself wishing I had them online to refer to. So I'm going to post these now for posterity, and dream of someday taking some more photos and posting again!

TWO BIG DISCLAIMERS:
1. I'm sorry they're not all cropped, but I'm afraid requiring myself to do that would mean I'd never find time to post these. Apologies if the white-space drives anyone bonkers.
2. They came out a bit dark, at least on this calibrated monitor. This is another reason to retake these someday... maybe when I score my 4 and 8 color versions.

I took a photo for each face of each color, and I tried to use a similar angle and lighting so that color comparisons might be made. Again, I know these photos are far from perfect, but.... I decided it's better to have them out there.

Known color configurations not pictured here:
4-color
8-color
dark blue
green


The light blue dino is notable for its very non-standard tile colors, so I have included a few close up photos showing the bizarre colors on that puzzle. Upon my inspection, they appear to be genuine injection molded tiles, not painted, cast or modified, and one color is even semi-transparent (dark red).

Here's what you'll see below:
8 photos of WHITE from all angles.
8 photos of RED from all angles.
8 photos of LIGHT BLUE from all angles.
8 photos of YELLOW from all angles.
*3 photos of LIGHT BLUE non-standard tile colors
*3 closeup photos of LIGHT BLUE non-standard tile colors
1 group photo of these four colors

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 Post subject: Re: Dino Star Comparison Photos (Warning -- Many large images)
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:40 pm 
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On picture I have only this 2 what I'm trying to sell:
http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=15488

And this one:
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I have bought this green puzzle from a hungarian, who did not know how mutch does it worth.
And immediately I have swapped this one for the above two (what I'm selling right now) with a collector.
I think it was a good swap.

I have seen some of them in Hungary.
The color variants I have played with:
8 color White
8 color Orange
8 color Blue
8 color Red
8 color Green

I hope I help you with the above pictures.

One more thing:
On the Blue puzzle I have played with, where no pink!

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 Post subject: Re: Dino Star Comparison Photos (Warning -- Many large images)
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:40 pm 
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IO, Can you please repost the pictures with these instead? To atleast resize the window. Thanks, Tanner.

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 Post subject: Re: Dino Star Comparison Photos (Warning -- Many large images)
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:43 pm 
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Thanks for this Jason. :D Just Bookmarked it i appreciate all of the work that you put into all of your posts.


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 Post subject: Re: Dino Star Comparison Photos (Warning -- Many large images)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:09 pm 
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Steryne, I'll be cropping and thumbnailing photos tonight when I get home from work for this, so it'll be fixed up soon.

I didn't have time last night to do it, but I'm able to tonight.

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 Post subject: Re: Dino Star Comparison Photos (Warning -- Many large images)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:16 pm 
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I may make some thumbnails today that link to the big images. That would be easy...

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 Post subject: Re: Dino Star Comparison Photos (Warning -- Many large images)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:30 pm 
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You could use the free software photoscape to batch resize them if you want.

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 Post subject: Re: Dino Star Comparison Photos (click for larger size)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:53 pm 
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OK, all done! Click the thumbs for a larger image.

And I have convinced myself I don't have time to post my spincasting tutorial! :D

Back to work!! :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Dino Star Comparison Photos (click for larger size)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:02 pm 
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io wrote:
OK, all done! Click the thumbs for a larger image.

And I have convinced myself I don't have time to post my spincasting tutorial! :D

Back to work!! :shock:


Thnaks a lot David for the thumbnails - and of course for the very beautiful pictures of the Dino Stars
(one of the rare puzzles I don't "need" to own)

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 Post subject: Re: Dino Star Comparison Photos (click for larger size)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:19 pm 
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io wrote:
And I have convinced myself I don't have time to post my spincasting tutorial! :D

Oh, no! That's not funny! :shock:
Please, please, make the time! :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: Dino Star Comparison Photos (click for larger size)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:46 pm 
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Georges wrote:
io wrote:
OK, all done! Click the thumbs for a larger image.

And I have convinced myself I don't have time to post my spincasting tutorial! :D

Back to work!! :shock:


Thnaks a lot David for the thumbnails - and of course for the very beautiful pictures of the Dino Stars
(one of the rare puzzles I don't "need" to own)



Markus, I agree, David did a great job!

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PS. Sorry, but I really could not resist!!! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Dino Star Comparison Photos (click for larger size)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:58 pm 
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i know this is gonna sound noobie but are dino stars tip turning? because that the only axis i see that would make sense to the dino cube

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 Post subject: Re: Dino Star Comparison Photos (click for larger size)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:16 pm 
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I was actually wondering the same thing for a while, then when checking Jaap's puzzle page and his solution the notation that he used convinced me that it was not. If you look at the notation pictures here you can see he uses numbers. If you pictured turning the corner of a dino cube, then in his notation 1, 2, and 3 could be made to rotate, as is true with all other puzzles on that page when sticking to that notation. If we take this to be true for all puzzles on that page, then looking at the Dino Star it should not be tip-turning (trivial tips).

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 Post subject: Re: Dino Star Comparison Photos (click for larger size)
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actually after looking at that page, i think i figured it out

it is tip turning but when you turn the tips, it also turns the ring of colors that are around the tip

can someone please tell me if im right lol :P

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 Post subject: Re: Dino Star Comparison Photos (click for larger size)
PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:55 am 
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The little edge parts between the tips are connected together as one piece. So when you turn the tips, the edge parts slide around with the tip. It's kinda like the edge parts correspond to the visible parts on the dino cube. And you could imagine the dino star tips as being the hidden "centers" on a dino cube.

Hope that makes sense.

If I had one with me I'd take a pic.

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