Message #2794

Subject: RE: MagicTile {∞,3} solutions
Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2013 10:41:39 -0700

can you help me with this example: ?
It gives correct pattern of white faces, but keeps saying that all other tiles have the same color. But there should be 6 different colors (it’s hemidodecahedron expanded to {10,3}). I tried different values of EndRotation, but they don’t help. What do I do wrong?

—In, <roice3@…> wrote:

Here is the documentation page for configuring colorings (made for Eduard a while back):

I’ll be the first to admit that creating new colorings is not the easiest thing. I’m happy to answer questions though, or to discuss how it might be improved.


On Oct 24, 2013, at 11:39 PM, Melinda Green <melinda@… mailto:melinda@…> wrote:

OK, good to know, thanks Andrey. It surprises me a bit that puzzles with more colors are harder. That seems counter to the pattern where for example, the Rubik’s cube with 6 colors seems harder than the Megaminx with 12. Hopefully Roice will jump in with additional documentation on his puzzle file format. I would like to see what sort of fascinating new puzzles you come up with.


On 10/24/2013 4:46 PM, andreyastrelin@… mailto:andreyastrelin@… wrote:
Melinda, I’ve solved some of puzzles a couple of months ago, but there was nothing new for me - just versions of tetrahedron and cube. For something new we should try new coloring (with 12,24,36 colors etc.). Unfortunately I don’t understand Roice’s notation of puzzle definition, and can’t add good puzzles to MT.

—In, <melinda@…> mailto:melinda@… wrote:

Dear Cubists,

It’s been a while now since Roice added several (approximately) infinite
polygons to Magic Tile under "Hyperbolic > Large Polygons", and I’ve not
seen or heard of any solutions to the ones with more than three colors.
Has anyone done that? Even with 5 random twists I find myself hopelessly
lost, but then I’m not a strong solver. These new puzzles sure look
fabulous. How do they compare to the rest?