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 Post subject: Recon Studio do it again!!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2003 6:55 am 
How about this for a beauty!


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They even show you how to build this one.

It's funny, I have designs for a 4x4 "Fisher's" cube on my computer with every face twisted 45deg. I got as far as realising that it would need to be based on an eight way kernel, then gave up. Doh, wish I had realised it was a simple active extension of a Rainbow.

I think Wayne's right, this is going to be one heck of a year for customs. :)

Max.


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 Post subject: Re: Recon Studio do it again!!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2003 7:01 am 
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That isnt a 4x4 fisher. Its a 4 layererd dino cube, or also you could think of it as a rainbow cube extension. see the pics on the puzzle reconstruction studio site


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 Post subject: Re: Recon Studio do it again!!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2003 8:48 am 
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a true 4x4 fisher,
wouldnt be an axis mod. It would just be extensions/cut downs


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 Post subject: Re: Recon Studio do it again!!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2003 9:00 am 
Tyler, I don't think you read my post?

("Fisher's" cube with every face turned 45deg)

ie like a fisher with all faces turned

I would like to see how you would make one, with all faces turned, by extending a Revenge? You would come to the conclusion I came to 6 months ago - you need 8 axes! I just didn't make the connection to the Rainbow cube, I didn't have one then. I now know how it should be built.

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 Post subject: Re: Recon Studio do it again!!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2003 9:11 am 
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ahhh, I didnt realize the word EVERY


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 Post subject: Re: Recon Studio do it again!!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2003 10:22 am 
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Pardon my ignorance, memory lapse, or what have you, but WHO are the folks at Recon, and WHERE do they show us how to build such a fine puzzle?

thanks,

- Peter


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 Post subject: Re: Recon Studio do it again!!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2003 10:58 am 
Sorry, that's the 3D Reconstruction Studio. Here

http://puzzle3d.hp.infoseek.co.jp/

They don't give exact constuction methods, but do give you a good idea how to build some of their puzzles. The text is all Japanese, but if you go to this page

http://world.altavista.com/

It will translate it for you!!

Max


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 Post subject: Re: Recon Studio do it again!!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2003 1:01 pm 
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This Lattice Puzzle the most beautiful puzzle I have every seen! This is so....elegant! Unfortunately, as Okamoto-san explains, it is not a simple buildup of a Rainbow Cube. The corner tips require a pretty sophisticated design for them to work properly without falling off. You can sort of see it in his photos. I am in awe of his work. Just like when he came out with the Master Pyraminx... only more so this time.


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 Post subject: Re: Recon Studio do it again!!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2003 6:39 pm 
I'm not sure whether to scream or jump up and down in joy, I could make it, I would make it, and probably still will, and again they beat me to it. Although beating me to suff isn't hard, I'm barely moving. Elegance in the extream, it is also worth noteing that another puzzle could be made that looked the same by combineing the turing motions of a skewb and a rainbow (dino). And another insanely complex build would be combine this and a skewb.

Hopefully they wont beat me to the 3x3x3 face turing octahedron, but if they do there are always more projects.


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 Post subject: Re: Recon Studio do it again!!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2003 11:32 pm 
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First the Offset Skewb, and now this. I get the feeling he is working through the puzzles on my 'Ideas' page:
http://www.geocities.com/jaapsch/puzzles/ideas.htm
I can't wait till he gets to some of the dodecahedral ones. :-)
Jaap


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 Post subject: Re: Recon Studio do it again!!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2003 7:01 am 
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Yep, this is sort of a "Dino's Revenge" puzzle. Very nice however. Makes me wish I knew what kind of equipment these guys had in their back pocket to make sculpts like this...


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 Post subject: Re: Recon Studio do it again!!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2003 9:11 am 
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It is simplicity in itself! He is a genius!


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 Post subject: Re: Recon Studio do it again!!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2003 10:25 am 
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http://puzzle3d.hp.infoseek.co.jp/

Japanese only site, but you can probably still navigate the pages to see their work. Their most recent works are under the "products 3" link. The direct link is below.

http://puzzle3d.hp.infoseek.co.jp/sub5.html


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 Post subject: Re: Recon Studio do it again!!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2003 10:58 am 
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Katsuhiko Okamoto is the puzzle builder, with some great images and new puzzles for sale!. The page is in Japanese, but you can translate it using Excite translator (copy the URL, click on the second radio button and then the big grey button).


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 Post subject: Re: Recon Studio do it again!!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2003 6:39 pm 
Wow -- they beat me to realizing my old Diagonal Cube design :) and did a beautiful job at it too. This is an easy puzzle to solve but still fun. (Years back I wrote a computer program that simulates this puzzle.)


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 Post subject: Re: Recon Studio do it again!!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2003 11:32 pm 
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Guess, what Jaap, so am I. I have one picked out that's being designed. Won't reveal this one too quick just yet until it's done.


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 Post subject: Re: Recon Studio do it again!!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2003 12:14 am 
Jaap, your puzzle ideas page is an almost complete list. I think we would have to wait a long time to see something not related to one of your ideas. Mechanically that is, clearly there is a lot of scope for truncations and other shape mods.

Max.


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 Post subject: Re: Recon Studio do it again!!
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2003 12:46 am 
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Jaap,

How about moving the puzzle that is a Stella Octangula made from 2 Master Pyraminx up the list a few places :-) I'd love to see that one


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