Message #3950

Subject: Re: [MC4D] Re: Notation
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2018 06:16:33 +0000

Hello higher-dimensional thinkers,

I just solved the 3^4 back in December, and I’m trying to get my bearings on MC5D. I want to do the 3^5 this year, but as I read the posts, it’s clear that there’s a language being spoken. I developed my own nomenclature and shorthand in the process of completing the 3^4, but I need a starting point to comprehend some of the conversations. Is there a site covering terminology? Perhaps I should ask, "Is there a single set of agreed upon definitions in the group?" I’m an engineer and medical scientist who has loved visualizing higher dimensions for decades…

Wait, before I go on, I want to give my personal thanks to Roice Nelson for the Ultimate Solutions he made available. As someone who first programmed in 1980, I also want to commend everyone involved with MC4D. I found it while I was looking for higher dimensional games for a workshop I facilitate in Southern California. For many years, I have pondered developing a 4D graphics engine. It’s great finding people who value cultivating reasoning skills in higher spatial dimensions and are using the computer to create the tools and toys that bring this end about. I’m still figuring out my way around Yahoo Groups - I think this is my first time in this environment, so I apologize if my post seems off-topic or is directed at the wrong part of the community.

Hmmm…too many topics on my mind to put into one post. Once I get started, I have a hard time stopping. It’s very tempting to follow every thread, but I’m insanely busy, and want to stay focused on solving the 3^5. I’ve printed out a couple of advisory posts, but I don’t fell like I’ve found the main threads on the subject.

It seems like the solution process closely resembles that of MC4D, with more pieces of each type (2c, 3c, 4c), and more axes, but expect that there is (or are), 5-color series that must be included to finish off the 5D cube.

I’ve run solutions on full scrambles of the 7^5 with all pieces showing just to get a "feel" for how the solutions roll out. I’m also solidifying my understanding of how the 5D cube is represented in the application.

Is the stereo vision version useful? I tried observing MC5D with some cheap 3D glasses. It looks neat, and I ordered a better pair for when I begin the challenge. I might get a larger monitor too.

I also want to revisit and completely master the 3^4. As I progressed to my first solution, a lot of interesting processes took place - I had to develop my own maneuvers, and I’m interested in learning about how other people dealt with issues I faced.

Glad to be here! Kudos to all of you!