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 Post subject: Help with Matermorphix please?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:36 pm 
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Ive heard that you have to half truncate the cube then extend the non truncated pieces, can someone explain indepth what i have to do please?

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Matermorphix please?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:44 pm 
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This is quite an easy puzzle really once you have gotten your head around it!
It is JUST a 3x3 cube which has been morphed into a pyramid. The dual colour triangular areas are the centres (being dual colour they have an orientation so are effectively a supercube). The parallelograms are the edge pieces and the triangles (single or triples) are the corners. It is possible to have a single corner orientated wrong unlike a normal cube because the single colour triangle corners can be rotated without changing anything.

Once you have your head around this it is pretty easy. I can do mine in about 3-4 minutes now.

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Matermorphix please?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:00 pm 
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I think he was talking about building it as opposed to solving it.

KozehCubes, as I don't hand build puzzles, I can't help you much. But both the pillowed and the flat sided version have been mass produced.

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Matermorphix please?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:07 pm 
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Puzzlemad wrote:
This is quite an easy puzzle really once you have gotten your head around it!
It is JUST a 3x3 cube which has been morphed into a pyramid. The dual colour triangular areas are the centres (being dual colour they have an orientation so are effectively a supercube). The parallelograms are the edge pieces and the triangles (single or triples) are the corners. It is possible to have a single corner orientated wrong unlike a normal cube because the single colour triangle corners can be rotated without changing anything.

Once you have your head around this it is pretty easy. I can do mine in about 3-4 minutes now.

Hope this helps!

I can solve it I wanna build it ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Matermorphix please?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:08 pm 
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Luke wrote:
I think he was talking about building it as opposed to solving it.

KozehCubes, as I don't hand build puzzles, I can't help you much. But both the pillowed and the flat sided version have been mass produced.

I know luke but I really want to get into puzzle modding and this is supposedly easy, any tips you know you can give me though please?

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Matermorphix please?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:10 pm 
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Luke wrote:
I think he was talking about building it as opposed to solving it.

KozehCubes, as I don't hand build puzzles, I can't help you much. But both the pillowed and the flat sided version have been mass produced.

Doh! :oops: :oops: :oops:
Didn't read the name of the forum! I use the view active topics all the time and just saw the title! Sorry! :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Matermorphix please?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:24 pm 
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While I have never modded a cube either, at least I can provide this picture... your instructions seem valid :D
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 Post subject: Re: Help with Matermorphix please?
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Coaster1235 wrote:
While I have never modded a cube either, at least I can provide this picture... your instructions seem valid :D
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somehow that picture still confuses me....

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Matermorphix please?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:40 pm 
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How exactly? It has the cube and the tetrahedron overlapped to show what to truncate and what to extend. Maybe I'll leave this to those who have actually done it...

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Matermorphix please?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:48 pm 
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Coaster1235 wrote:
How exactly? It has the cube and the tetrahedron overlapped to show what to truncate and what to extend. Maybe I'll leave this to those who have actually done it...

Actually yeah i understand now thanks so much, how do you recomend extending the pieces?

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Matermorphix please?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:52 pm 
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This website (registration required to view content) has an extremely good tutorial on how to build the Mastermorphix. The website itself is in Korean, but the guide has a lot of pictures, showing you exactly the most efficient way to build this puzzle. Coaster's picture shows how the cube sits inside the tetrahedron but it does not show the most efficient relative scale - the guide I linked to show exactly how you can "easily" use existing pieces to build up the others.

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Matermorphix please?
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When I tried to view the page Tom linked, Chrome warned me of possible malware threat in that page. Anyone else have the same?

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Matermorphix please?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:06 pm 
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I get it too, but that message can appear for a variety of reasons. Even just linking to an image hosted on a suspicious site will trigger it.
I'm not sure, but the site I've linked to has been around for a long time and no virus scanner alarm bells went ringing when I clicked "proceed anyway".

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Matermorphix please?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:22 pm 
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This looks good but also fairly hard to follow becuase the grammar is jumbled when chrome translates it but thank you tomz i will give this a try :D

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Matermorphix please?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:27 pm 
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Here's a gif I made a long time ago of the 2x2 equivalent (well not exactly equivalent I guess...) ... Don't know if this helps or not...

http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/6025 ... 2x2wv4.gif

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Matermorphix please?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:34 pm 
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what i need is a video of extending the other pieces, im sorry but I mostly learn visually its hard for me to follow text...

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4x4: 2:21
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 Post subject: Re: Help with Matermorphix please?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:42 am 
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KozehCubes wrote:
what i need is a video of extending the other pieces, im sorry but I mostly learn visually its hard for me to follow text...
You will have to go through a learning curve like everyone else. Although there are some variants for which tutorial videos exists in most cases you will have to use images, text, or nothing (when you want to create something new) as guide.

Here comes the more productive comment:
You already learned that you have to start with a Half-Truncated Cube:
http://www.twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/pu ... i?pkey=862
Therefore I advise you to build exactly that. Compare it with the image Coaster1235 posted and (hopefully) you will see what pieces you have to extend.

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Matermorphix please?
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Maybe you see something here:

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=11143

In the messages below have more images

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 Post subject: Re: Help with Matermorphix please?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:44 pm 
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Hi KozehCubes,

I have a few construction pictures too that might help you.

1. Marking out a half truncated cube.
2. Half truncated, sitting on a cut face.
3. The extensions needed, for all 6 of the uncut faces.
4. The skeletal frame, before the outer plastic sheet is added.
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 Post subject: Re: Help with Matermorphix please?
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SunnWinder wrote:
Hi KozehCubes,

I have a few construction pictures too that might help you.

1. Marking out a half truncated cube.
2. Half truncated, sitting on a cut face.
3. The extensions needed, for all 6 of the uncut faces.
4. The skeletal frame, before the outer plastic sheet is added.
Attachment:
1.jpg

OMG :D thank you for the clear diagrams, i can set to work on this now thank you :D

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