Message #3321

From: Melinda Green <>
Subject: Re: [MC4D] Greetings
Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2016 15:52:50 -0700

Hello Alex,

You’re only 90 minutes away from Liam, the latest new solver. Maybe you
can start a London Area hyper-puzzling club!

I like photography too and participate in a club, but since I need to
take everything one dimension further so it’s a 3D photography club of

Since you like large puzzles, you may be interested in the 120-cell.
It’s only fractionally larger than the Examinx. MC4D supports it but
Roice’s special purpose Magic120Cell program is a better choice for a
serious attempt.

Thank you for your kind praise of MC4D and have fun whatever you do!

On 4/1/2016 1:13 PM, [4D_Cubing] wrote:
> Hello
> My name’s Alex. I’m 42 and I live in England in a small town called
> Canvey a few miles to the east of London.
> I work as a picture framer which involves matching many colours of
> frame and mounts to pictures to customer taste or my own suggestions.
> Art is one of my pleasures of which I’ve done many pictures in mediums
> from pencil to acrylics and my subjects are mostly landscapes and also
> I do computer generated art. I also like digital photography and going
> on long walks snapping shots of landscapes and so get my own source
> photos for painting or drawing. I’m also interested in a few
> scientific subjects which range from cosmology to qauntum & M-theory
> and higher dimensions of space.
> Finally I also like puzzle solving and can solve 3D rubik cubes of any
> size. The largest I done is 10x10x10. I also bea t the minxes up to
> examinx size using the Android app Magic Puzzle Pro. The latest puzzle
> I beat is the 3x3x3x3 hypercube with Mc4d. I did’nt find this too
> difficult to beat and it took me about the same time as it did for me
> to beat the 3x3x3 original 3D cube. I did have to put more work into
> it though for the same time frame.
> I used the LBL method which I find to be aesthetically pleasing and a
> combination of sequences adapted
> from the original cube to 4D plus new sequences found by
> experimentation. I completed the first 2 layers and then made twists
> to turn the last face of the third layer all 1 colour. The logic of
> this was that if the first 2 layers were solved and the last face on
> the third layer was 1 colour then the rest of the puzzle could be
> solved by treating the last face like a normal 3D rubiks and this was
> where my adaptation from 3D rubik sequences came in.
> This methodology worked and I have done this a few times so it seems
> to be proven. I think MC4D is a great program with lots of puzzles I
> look forward to solving and think it would be good for a 4D geometry
> class as well as its puzzling value.
> Hope to hear soon.
> Alex.