Message #1408

From: Melinda Green <>
Subject: Re: [MC4D] Re: mc5d solved
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2011 16:21:53 -0800


That was a very good result for your first video, Andras!

I didn’t mean to suggest turning your video into a tutorial. I only
meant that I feel that a layer-by-layer solutions make for a better
video than a piece-type-based solutions. It may be the best solution
type for showing off. :-) I was suggesting pausing at each milestone
just to make clear how much is solved and how much is yet to go. That
would be a little bit like a bunch of small end-states along the way
with some slow 3D and/or 4D rotations before it goes racing off to the
next milestone. I like Noel’s slowly spinning puzzle throughout which
naturally leaves it in a state that is easy to see that it is solved.
You could do the same and maybe fade to black or shrink to a point or
explode or something.

I’ll be happy to edit any text that you want to use so that it will
sound like a native English speaker.

This is great stuff. I encourage anyone reading this to consider making
your own YouTube video of anything you think people might enjoy. Oh, and
don’t forget to add a link to the appropriate puzzle page from your
description. Every video and link helps people to find out about our
collective insanity.

So what’s next? 2^5 speedsolving? :-)


On 2/13/2011 2:18 PM, Andras Ecseki wrote:
> Well, all of your ideas crossed my mind too, and I like the way you
> think, but to be honest, I didn’t mean to create a layer-by-layer
> method tutorial video. It only makes easier for the people I want to
> show my solve (they don’t need to download the program, open my log
> file etc…).
> I accepted your argument speeding up the twists and making a short
> video, because layman wouldn’t look on a ten min solve. In the end,
> the length of the music determined the actions in the video, so I gave
> up my first goal, making it understandable for everyone. If someone
> wants to see the solved state, one shall press the ‘pause’ button :-)
> Maybe someone with a better english could make a video-series,
> explaining the solution - even on the main MC4D page - but In my
> humble opinion, this is all about exploring the way by themselves for
> everyone. I’m not good at creating videos either, this was my first
> vid ever…:-)
> And thank you for the link!
> A
> ————————————————————————
> *From:* Melinda Green <>
> *To:*
> *Sent:* Sun, February 13, 2011 10:24:52 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [MC4D] Re: mc5d solved
> Very nice, Andras!
> Your introductory text helps explain what’s going on and the driving
> beat of the music is a good compliment to the fast action.
> It seems to need a little more time at the end to see that it is
> really solved. Some very slow 3D rotation during all of this might
> also spice it up like Roice did with Noel’s 120 Cell solution video
> <>.
> Another thing that might be good would be to pause the solving at each
> major step, show some text describing what part is finished, and doing
> some zooms and rotations to make it clear, and then jump back into
> solving mode. I expect that this will work especially well for your
> layer-by-layer solutions because the progress is easier to see than
> with other methods.
> The really killer effect would be to use music that alternates between
> fast and slow sections with exactly as many slow sections as solution
> steps so that you can use the slow sections to show the milestones and
> the fast sections for the crazy solving parts. Finding such a suitable
> song will be tricky. If you find a suitable song that has too many
> changes, you can carefully chop out the extra sections from the middle
> such that the edit is barely noticeable. Syncing the animation to hit
> the changes will be a lot more work but I thought I’d throw out the
> idea in case you or anyone else is thinking of doing anything similar.
> I’ve added a link to your video from the main MC4D page in the first
> paragraph in the "Related Puzzles" section.
> Congratulations again on your world record shortest 3^5 solution.
> Enjoy it while it lasts! :-)
> -Melinda
> On 2/13/2011 6:47 AM, Andras Ecseki wrote: