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 Post subject: SuperDots - new(?) supercube stickers
PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 9:24 am 
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OK, first things first: Yay, I got approved! First post!

Now that that's out of the way, I present my (hopefully) original supercube sticker mod: SuperDots

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One of the poles

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The equator

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The sticker shapes and colors were inspired by the round stickers on some Super Floppy cubes. There are other ways to position the large circles on the faces, but this layout with the continuous equator of small circles and two poles with 3 large circles around each is my favorite. I've gotten two sets of SuperDots stickers cut by Dr. Sticker; I'll take some pictures of the actual cubes at some point.

If anyone's interested here are the CubeTwister skins is used to make the renders above in black and white.


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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 10:33 am 
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Nice! :D Normally I don't like circular stickers, but on this they look nice. :D

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 Post subject: Re: SuperDots - new(?) supercube stickers
PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 10:38 am 
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1. Welcome to the forum!
2. Great job on your first post being a new mod!
3. Sweet sticker mod!!!

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 Post subject: Re: SuperDots - new(?) supercube stickers
PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 10:49 am 
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looks nice, hopefully there is a simple way of converting this to larger order cubes :) my 5x5 is still sitting here wanting to be attacked :)


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 Post subject: Re: SuperDots - new(?) supercube stickers
PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 10:50 am 
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Wow... this sticker mod, makes the cube look like some sort of abstract painting!

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 Post subject: Re: SuperDots - new(?) supercube stickers
PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 11:17 am 
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Looks awesome, very unique idea. Very much like the KO super floppy cube though.

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 Post subject: Re: SuperDots - new(?) supercube stickers
PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 11:30 am 
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SEBUVER wrote:
Looks awesome, very unique idea. Very much like the KO super floppy cube though.


That's what's making it cool!!! He PWNED those stupid KO's :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Ok seriously though, I simply love this mod, it's a really cool one and if i had the money i'd definitly buy it!
Good job, and welcome to the forum! (You made a great entry :P)

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 Post subject: Re: SuperDots - new(?) supercube stickers
PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 11:33 am 
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Hmm, it looks like there's a case where you could get confused. Lets say you match up an edge piece, with a small circle, with the center. Like this:

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You wouldn't know if the center should be oriented like that, or like this:

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Still, this could be avoided if you start with the edges that are part of the large circles.


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 Post subject: Re: SuperDots - new(?) supercube stickers
PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 11:44 am 
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I'm going to try to come up with a way for 5x5x5, and just curious how much these stickers cost from Dr. Sticker? I'm going to be ordering a couple of sets of stickers and can't spend TOO much. PM me?

Also, I really like this set!

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 Post subject: Re: SuperDots - new(?) supercube stickers
PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 11:53 am 
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Nice method, I like the look of it. I wouldn't use the exact Okamoto colours though, it reminds me a lot of the KO Super Floppies.

For Dr. Sticker, expect to pay a total of $8-$10 for one set. It gets cheaper with subsequent sets though.

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 Post subject: Re: SuperDots - new(?) supercube stickers
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This is a pretty cool idea. Recognition wouldn't be super easy, but it wouldn't be all that hard either.

Would a similar idea work for 4x4 or 5x5? Maybe you could use concentric circles or something.

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 Post subject: Re: SuperDots - new(?) supercube stickers
PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 12:37 pm 
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Thanks to everyone for the support! If anyone's interested I can post the pdf I used for my order from Dr. Sticker.


@MeMyselfAndPi

I solve for color first and then orient the centers as needed, so I don't worry if I have them correct from the start. Since the center will always have the curve towards the row of small circles I suppose you could orient the centers as you go, but I have no idea which algorithms preserve center orientation.


@theVDude

I paid a little over $14 for 1 face each in 12 colors, so enough to make 2 cubes. Or a SuperDots Megaminx... :twisted:


@TomZ

The renders are very close to the KOs, but the real cubes aren't. I made a white bodied and a black bodied SuperDots cube, and the white is fairly close with Red, Light Blue, Light Green, Yellow, Light Grey and Dark Grey, but the other is more or less traditional colors. I'll post some actual pics once I get home tonight.


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 Post subject: Re: SuperDots - new(?) supercube stickers
PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 12:52 pm 
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Or, instead of ordering from Dr. Sticker, you could just buy sticker paper and cut out his .png images. This would be a lot cheaper, still not as good as quality though.


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 Post subject: Re: SuperDots - new(?) supercube stickers
PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 3:55 pm 
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Groovy, I love these creative ideas for Supercubes! :D

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 Post subject: Re: SuperDots - new(?) supercube stickers
PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 8:54 pm 
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As promised, here are some photos of the actual SuperDots cubes. Both are C4Y type A cubes, with stickers from Dr. Sticker. The blues sides aren't nearly as bright as they look in these pictures; on the white cube they are sky blue and on the black cube they are regular blue.

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And here is the pdf I had the stickers cut from. I can't see even breaking even trying to sell these, so anyone is free to make themselves one, but assuming this really is an original idea I'd prefer if no one sold them without letting me know.


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