It’s Halloween and from time to time you will see some Rubik’s Cube costumes. As one does. Some of them are store-bought. The great ones are do-it-yourself jobs. Who wouldn’t want to take on the task of making a cardboard costume? Of these homemade costumes, the scrambled cubes are the most interesting to look at. And of the scrambled cube costumes, the ones that could theoretically be solved are the best.
So I want to talk to you – the scrambled, homemade, Rubik’s Cube costume makers – about how to place your coloured panels. Here’s a list of things to keep in mind when placing your colours so that your costume ends up solvable earning this Swart Seal of Solvability:
A spherical panorama is one that captures, not just 360° around, but all the way up and down too. It captures every direction. I want to show you how you can hand draw (or sketch, paint, etc.) these panoramas.
For instance, here’s my kitchen.
And if you can draw one that adheres to the equirectangular projection, you can upload it to sites like Flickr and Facebook which provide interactive panorama viewers like these ones:
This is it, the pet peeve that drove me to finally get a blog of my own so I can organize all my thoughts and get this off my chest…
Soccer balls these days come in all sorts of patterns and colours. But if you want to accurately draw that ‘classic’ soccer ball (the one with black pentagons and white hexagons), then this article can help you by listing some common mistakes to avoid.