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 Post subject: Shade cube
PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:38 am 
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I got strange color sheets, change the color by looking angles.
There are 6 type, then I got all, and stick to normally 3x3 cube.
The solution is so difficult, I couldn't identify each pieces easily. X-)

1st and 2nd photo is not moved cube, the top side is same.
Only changed looking angles.

3rd and 4th photo are similarly same face, 3rd looks same colors, but 4th is real, there are three colors.

5th, 6th, 7th are similarly too, those are same face only changed looking angle.
The colors are changed 5th <-> 6th <-> 7th colors.


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 Post subject: Re: Shade cube
PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:50 am 
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Now this is very interesting, Hidetoshi!
I guess these could drive an inexperienced person mad.
And I really would like to get a set of these.
That's quite another challenge than the shape transformations.
Bravo!

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 Post subject: Re: Shade cube
PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:52 am 
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Wow, it looks great!

This material would make good stickers for your bump cube - if someone couldn't solve it by shape, they could cheat and look at the colors, but it would take longer because they would have to look from the right angle. So, one could cheat but only if one really wanted to :D


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 Post subject: Re: Shade cube
PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:01 am 
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...Oh wow. This is amazing.

Where did you get the material for these?


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 Post subject: Re: Shade cube
PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:38 pm 
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Don't know if you're gonna be making any of these, but I'd love to get my hands on a set, where did you get them?


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 Post subject: Re: Shade cube
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That is really cool. I imagine solving it would be looking at the cube from different angles all the time.

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 Post subject: Re: Shade cube
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Wow Hidetoshi, that is really cool! Where do you get your vinyl?


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 Post subject: Re: Shade cube
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WOAH!! really neat!


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 Post subject: Re: Shade cube
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...And center orientation! :!:

Seriously, where did you get this type of sticker sheet? It's amazing!

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 Post subject: Re: Shade cube
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I bought them at Japanese sheet's store.
The name is just, "Shade shifter" sheets.

...But the sheets are a little expensive than mirror type, mirror type is a little expensive than normally sheets. X-)

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 Post subject: Re: Shade cube
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could we have a video demo? I get the idea, but it would be cool to see :)

these stickers inspire to another version. the 3d holographic stickers, those where you have to blurry your eyes to see the picture. that would be hard to solve :)

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 Post subject: Re: Shade cube
PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:46 am 
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I used the sheets to Super Star Prism.
I want to name it to "Shade Star Prism", how do you think this name ?

Doubleyou wrote:
could we have a video demo? I get the idea, but it would be cool to see :)


Sorry, I don't know how to shoot the movie.
I have a digital camera, and it has movie mode, but the format is Quick Time.
Does someone know how to convert from Quick Time format to MPEG4 or MPEG2 format ?

Doubleyou wrote:
these stickers inspire to another version. the 3d holographic stickers, those where you have to blurry your eyes to see the picture. that would be hard to solve :)


It's lenticular (sorry, I don't have confidence about this spell...) sticker.
Of course I think, and I bought the set.
But I failed to make the sticker. Perhaps it needs quite accuracy printer...


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 Post subject: Re: Shade cube
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Hidetoshi wrote:
Sorry, I don't know how to shoot the movie.
I have a digital camera, and it has movie mode, but the format is Quick Time.
Does someone know how to convert from Quick Time format to MPEG4 or MPEG2 format ?


You could use an online converter to do the job :)
http://online.movavi.com/

Fantastic idea by the way, i love it!

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 Post subject: Re: Shade cube
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Hidetoshi - these stickers, are there six different colors of them, or did you place the same sticker at different angles to get different colors?

Also, what brand are they? Online I found a set of "shade-shifter" colors from Avery Graphics - are these the same?


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 Post subject: Re: Shade cube
PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:34 am 
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I tried to contribute the shading movie to Youtube.

http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=RTJzF8CX1sw&feature=channel_page

Can you see this movie ?

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Hidetoshi - these stickers, are there six different colors of them, or did you place the same sticker at different angles to get different colors?


There are six type stickers.
Shading type is different, likes "blue to orange", "yellow to green", and any other.

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Also, what brand are they? Online I found a set of "shade-shifter" colors from Avery Graphics - are these the same?


Sorry I don't know the correct maker, I only bought at sheet's seller.
But rhe name is same, then perhaps it's the maker.

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 Post subject: Re: Shade cube
PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:14 am 
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The movie looks great and the puzzle looks fantastic.


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 Post subject: Re: Shade cube
PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:19 am 
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Wow. Just wow. I don't even want to think about these on a megaminx...

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 Post subject: Re: Shade cube
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that was a great movie! thank you! it only worked in the end tho. but the stickers looks perfect!
I wish there were a non metallic/sparcle version too!

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 Post subject: Re: Shade cube
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I just received one of these from Hidetoshi, and I am really enjoying it! It is quite challenging and it is a beauty even to just look at. The price was quite reasonable, too, in case anyone else would like to get one (and I really recommend it!).


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 Post subject: Re: Shade cube
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Hey guys, Cubegrrrl from Cubesmith here...
We have found this material, and as Hidetoshi said, it's quite expensive at almost twice as much for a roll as what we pay for a roll of fluorescent material, so we're not sure if we want to invest the money in 6 colors of it. What we want to know is whether you guys will be willing to buy sets for the price we'll have to sell them to make it worth our investment.
Tentatively, we have come up with a price of about $5 for a 3x3x3 set (with enough for 6 sides in 6 colors), and about $2 for a single (with enough for 2 sides in one color). You can do the math and figure estimates for the other puzzles, but these will be roughly the minimum prices. This is about twice as much as our most expensive set, so we're not sure if they'll even sell. Are you guys willing to pay a little extra for such a neat looking material, or is it one of those "It looks really neat, but not for that price" sorta things. Post here and let us know. If there's enough positive response, we'll look into ordering it. Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Shade cube
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I would buy the whole roll from you if I had the $$$. Will you be selling sheets of it? I want to use it for my ruby cube.

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 Post subject: Re: Shade cube
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I would definitly buy!

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 Post subject: Re: Shade cube
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I would definitely buy a set or two (or three) of these stickers!


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 Post subject: Re: Shade cube
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I have a set of 3x3 stickers from this material. It's nice stuff. I would like to have it for a 4x4, 5x5 and a Pyraminx perhaps.


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 Post subject: Re: Shade cube
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I think the stickers would look best on a non-flat surface if it is anything like color changing paint.

Still looks great 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: Shade cube
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I would definitely buy a set of 3x3 stickers for $5. This is an extremely cool (yet simple) sticker mod and I would be more than willing to pay several times as much for these stickers as for normal stickers, especially since the cube will cost more anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: Shade cube
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cubegrrrl wrote:
Tentatively, we have come up with a price of about $5 for a 3x3x3 set (with enough for 6 sides in 6 colors), and about $2 for a single (with enough for 2 sides in one color).


Wow, it's so lower cost.
I can't save less than $7 for 6 colors, I can buy those sheets only store's price.
Correctly, the price is about twice of normally sheets.

I wish some persons want the sheets. It's really wonderful. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Shade cube
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I would buy a set as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Shade cube
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I'd definitely buy multiples, thanks for looking into it.
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 Post subject: Re: Shade cube
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I'll buy some!
3³ sets and sheets too.


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 Post subject: Re: Shade cube
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Just wanted to let you guys know that the shade shifting material has been ordered and will be available on the site in a few weeks.


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 Post subject: Re: Shade cube
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For anyone who didn't see the update in the Cubesmith thread, Shade Shifting material is now available from Cubesmith.


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 Post subject: Re: Shade cube
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cubegrrrl wrote:
For anyone who didn't see the update in the Cubesmith thread, Shade Shifting material is now available from Cubesmith.

Thank you cube grrrl, I indeed failed to see it.

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