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Rubik's Cube: How I Solve It by RetSamys Rubik's Cube: How I Solve It by RetSamys
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Everybody has one of these lying around at home and at some point, it just seems unsolvable. Yeah, you could disassemble the whole thing, but where's the fun in that?
So, here's my solution as to how to cleverly solve it - and all it requires is a little shift in reality! What? Never heard of a probability drive? What do you guys learn at school nowadays?
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XAlexDentonX Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tried that method, broke my cube. YOU OWE ME A CUBE !!! :iconfuuuplz:

I gave one to my little sister once. She got frustrated and repainted the faces XD

Nice little animation :)
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RetSamys Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha! You're lucky you just broke it if you really tried it that way.

My sister gave me one once. I got frustrated an I would have changed the stickers if I hadn't found out about a trick how to disassemble it and rebuild it.

Thank you.
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NeverMore-X Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm too stupid to understand this lol xD

I watched it so many times, what an attention trap! I have to call this deviation very captivating. ^^  I suppose the areas I will be pointing out are either mistakes or simply your style, so please be aware that I understand some things that I may call as flaws may just be intentionally made by you.

Let's point out the obvious first, the animation is absolutely spectacular, the transitions are very smooth and clean. I can't really find a specific flaw to point out since it looks very well done so mostly I'll just shower this deviation with compliments.

The first time I watched it, the last part when the blocks separate and disarrange appeared messy to me since their shapes collide with each other which broke the flow of the animation. But as I watched it some more, it didn't look as bad because they come together in the end.

The time tweaks when it slows and speeds up comes in perfectly. The title... how you solve it... so basically you cheat? ahaha Well, there's no cheating on the awesomeness f this animation you've made.

Over all, excellent work! :meow:

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RetSamys Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:showerfap: Thanks for the shower!

The last part is messy, half intentionally so. The thing is that I couldn't figure out how to do what I wanted to do. But this comes really close to it and I'm glad it is what it is now.

I've always liked cheating, sometimes it's more interesting than the game itself. I actually cheated a lot in this animation (at least twice in every regular rotation), but the good thing is that no one notices. If a tree falls upwards in the forest and no one's there to see it, is it really cheating?

Thank you again for commenting.
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NeverMore-X Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student General Artist
welcome ^^
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Fukur0u Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely animation! It's very smooth and flows nicely, and it even made me laugh at the part where it reassembles itself.
Nothing bad to say about this, great job! ^w^

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RetSamys Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good, good. =)

May I say, you did a good job on the comments. Thank you for all of them, I really appreciated them.
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Fukur0u Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, thanks! :iconaawplz:

I try my best when I comment! ^w^
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Just-Leila Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's magical
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RetSamys Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. =)
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iamkathybrown Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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I was about to write the same thing as Celestol. I did not see it coming, ha! I like how smooth it is, but at the end sometimes the cubes go through each other.
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RetSamys Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, the cubes are supposed to go through each other, that's the concept. But they are glitching on and off instead of gliding smoothly through, which I attempted to fix, but it looked horrible!
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iamkathybrown Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I see.
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Celesol Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I actually clicked on the picture because I was genuinely curious about tricks for solving Rubik's cubes, but what I got was so much better. There were several times I thought the animation was going to do something else, but instead it just kept going, but then when it all magically rearranged itself I laughed out loud. 

In short; it's perfect. I wish I could offer some sort of critique, but I genuinely don't know how this could be better. The dark background makes everything stand out, and it flows beautifully. Wonderful work!

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RetSamys Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfection!? Well, I'm glad no one actually sees the small mistakes I only fixed poorly.

This makes you the third person who mentions the title. I think I have to change it. Think, brain, think. :brain:

Thanks for the comment. I'm glad you like it!
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Celesol Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hehe, an artist's harshest critic is always themself - it helps them strive to do better next time :P

I think the title works well - it catches you just a little off guard. :>

No problem! :)
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HuntingForHappiness Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I thought this would be an actual Rubik's Cube tutorial, so I was kind of skeptical to even open it, but boy am I glad I did.  This is just too clever, and the animation is good too.  Shame I'm too inferior a Rubik's Cubist to actually use that technique.
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RetSamys Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I never thought the title would actually be an issue! And now you are the second person to have that problem. Thanks for telling me. I might have to alter it.
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crazy2dragons Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
:| (Blank Stare) 
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RetSamys Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Not pleased? Hm... what can I do about it!? Maybe you'll like the more conventional method more like this one.
Tell me, what more can I do? Is it too big? Doesn't it load properly? Would you prefer some texture, background, lighting, rounded corners, general plasticity, sound effects, music, a more attractive thumbnail? Or did you expect to find help and instructions to solve your Rubik's Cube?
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crazy2dragons Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
no i just got trolled but i like itWink/Razz 
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RetSamys Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, sorry for that! I thought the title would be an appropriate tease.
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Crystallink Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Student General Artist
If I could do this IRL with my little cube (wherever it has gone to...) I'd do it!
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RetSamys Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, in theory, all you need to do is change the properties of the universe and permit the parts of the cube to be unstoppable. This way they could slide right through each another because their impulse stays the same... or something like that. good at maths
=D Good luck.
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Crystallink Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Well, I'd really have my work cut out for me, wouldn't I? XDD

Lol, thanks. XD
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SealyTheSeal Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
That animation.... = 0
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RetSamys Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
... is underappreciated. Don't you people see that I am a genius!?
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timeywimeystuff13 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Hitchhiker' s reference!!! :D
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RetSamys Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I got away with referencing Douglas Adam's work in school. Makes an entertaining text filler.
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timeywimeystuff13 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student General Artist
:D
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Volt-The-Nightfury Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Student Writer
Mind blown 0_0
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RetSamys Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Goal fulfilled.yayFistPumpPlz
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Volt-The-Nightfury Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Student Writer
:roll:
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AGoodTimey Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EPIC! like the hitchikers reference as well :)
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RetSamys Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:bow:
Finally, someone with good taste.
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rythiian Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
whoooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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RetSamys Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
=)
Seems to be hit or miss. Some people aren't impressed at all. Others are more like you. And that's when I remember why I put so much work in it, it took me forever to get this right.
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rythiian Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
i'm not surprised it took you forever,, i've worked with tweens before but i've never been able to do anything even remotely close to this! you should be very proud of it
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DailyBreadCafe Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014   Writer
Wow, that's cool...
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RetSamys Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
=) Thanks. Yeah, after all the things I've done, this one I'm still very proud of.
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teen-papercord Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok whatever that last part was, it was amazing.
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RetSamys Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha, thanks! Now that the animation is done, I like it, too. When I created the whole thing, I was thinking about something more complicated to do, which wouldn't look nearly as impressive.
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teen-papercord Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... this one is awesome!
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DTKinetic Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mesmerizing all the way through. That last maneuver is absolutely stunning, I'm pretty sure you've come close to figuring how CGI animators for Transformers shape-shift vehicles into destructive robots :XD:
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RetSamys Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
=D Considering that the cubes go right through each another...
All I'd need would be to have the same surface and the same surface parts... hm... nah, it's too much work, I'll concentrate on other things first. Especially when it comes to 3D.
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Eisschweif Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
DU MOGELST
Aber hey, hab ich auch schon 
Ich habe ma bei meinem Zauberwürfel die Sticker abgezogen und umgeklebt
Hatte den selben effekt XDDDDD
Ok aber jetz im ernst
Sieht echt cool aus  :3
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RetSamys Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehehe, danke!

Mogeln macht meistens mehr Spaß als das ganze verdammte Spiel. Die Sticker abzuziehen finde ich dann doch ziemlich brutal... ich weiß nicht, ob ich wissen will, wie der Würfel jetzt aussieht. Die Zauberwürfel, die ich kenne, lassen sich aber fast schon bequem auseinanderbauen, dann kann man sie wieder richtig zusammenbasteln =D.
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Eisschweif Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Hm ich glaube meiner ging damals nich auseinander gebaut aber offen gestanden bin ich da auch damals noch nich draufgekommen XD
Das mit den Stickern erschien mir einfacher :D
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KingMatt007 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
this is rubicks method
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RetSamys Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
=)
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