# Message #2948

From: Melinda Green <melinda@superliminal.com>

Subject: Re: [MC4D] RE: MagicTile Solving

Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:25:37 -0800

Wow, that puzzle may be tiny but it is very trippy and beautiful to

operate! Normal twists look like slice moves, I guess because the view

wraps around on itself.

For reference, it is here under the Puzzles tab:

Elliptical > Projective Plane > Hemi-Octahedron > Vertex Twisting >

V1.5:0:0

check it out!

-Melinda

On 2/10/2014 7:56 AM, ed.baumann@bluewin.ch wrote:

>

> Solving of MT ell proj h-octa v 1.5:0:0 —– || 10/02/2014 || 14

>

> Remark :

>

>

> Small but very interesting puzzle:

>

>

> You have to realize that there are only belt moves in principle. So

> faces stay at home.

>

> You need maximum 2 moves to get edges at home. Than you have to apply

> a commutator very carefully to get the vertices home (4 twists). I was

> left with four wrong orientations. To get rid of these I had to apply

> the commutator twice. This gives 14 twists.

>

> To get less twists you must repeat the exercice until you are left

> with no orientations after 6 twists (by chance).

>

>

> Interesting

>

> The puzzle has 6 vertices which show exactly all 4!=24 4-color

> permutations neclecting cycling (24/4=6).

>