Message #1901

From: Andrey <>
Subject: Re: 24cell FT
Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2011 15:04:33 -0000

I’ve also finished 2C centers. It took about 570 twists (and no macros at all). Now work with 3Cs - finished 5 cells of 24. Comparing with 120-cell it looks not difficult at all - but the most interesting things are still ahead :)


— In, "Eduard" <baumann@…> wrote:
> I have finished now the 96 2C face centers of the 24cell FT. I needed 8121 moves compared to the about 800 moves of Nan for the same thing. This is a little bit frustrating but not enough to stop my efforts. Now I tackle the 96 3C edges. I have already a 3 cycle. The same 3 cycle executed 3 times gives a 3 cycle for the 2C face-sides.
> — In, "Eduard" <baumann@> wrote:
> >
> > I have started to solve „24cell FT". Until now only Nan Ma did it in about 54’000 moves.
> > Forst I place at home the 2 colored face elements. There are 96. For 52 faces I needed 5300 moves. Replaying the log file of Nan I see that he used only about 750 moves for all faces. Most of his moves are dedicated to place the 2 colored face-corner elements different from the face elements (13’000 to 54’000).
> > My technic consists of using a narrow 3 cycle for the faces and a narrow 2 element flip for faces. I estimate that I will use about 10’000 moves for the faces only.
> > I observe also when replying Nan’s log file that only the very first moves show an animation.
> > Can anybody help me to understand these things? ;-)
> >