Message #1406

From: Melinda Green <>
Subject: Re: [MC4D] Re: mc5d solved
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2011 13:24:52 -0800

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! :-)

On 2/13/2011 6:47 AM, Andras Ecseki wrote: