Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Imitation is a form of flattery

Even if I wasn't the inspiration I am not longer the only Rubik's cube on 3D Warehouse with internal components. Clicking on the picture will take you to the model.

It's pretty good too. This guy left the piece's more open, like what you'd find if you cracked open a cube. I presume they do that to save plastic. I've thought about changing mine, or making an alternative cube that has this too.

My only complaint is that his is not to scale. It measure's 1' 9" across. No big deal, there is not much on sketchup to scale.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Back to Rubik's Cubes

I had so much fun making different exploded views of my 3x3x3 Rubik's cube I decided to go back and do the same thing to my 2x2x2.

The elusive interior workings of a 2x2x2.

And it wouldn't be completer without an extreme exploded view.

It would be cool if others made different views that were interesting to them, or better yet animations. I haven't mastered animations quite yet.

Link to the Sketchup Model.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

More Detailed Sketchup Cube

Now that Sketchup 7 is out I've been looking for an excuse to play around and see what it can do. What better model to use than my Sketchup masterpiece, the detailed Rubik's Cube.

Like the original it has all the internal parts, but I dubbed it the "more detailed" cube because it even has the screw that holds the center pieces on to the axles.

This new cube also has a couple of different exploded views.

Link to this Sketchup Model.