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#### Jennifer

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##### How to make a Rubik's Cube illustration
« on: July 10, 2014, 08:42:39 PM »
I would like to create some illustrations similar to the attachments for a Rubik's Cube tutorial. I'd like an object with 27 parallelograms, 9 on each face, that I can change the fill color independently. I am having trouble generating the shapes.

Is there an easy way to do this?

I was hoping to create a 3x3 grid of squares and then distort them as a group, but I can't get that to work.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2014, 09:05:32 PM by Jennifer »
Using Visio 2010 Pro on Win XP Pro

#### JuneTheSecond

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##### Re: How to make a Rubik's Cube illustration
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2014, 11:26:13 PM »
I am imaging 6 faces on the visio page.
6 faces of rubic cube.
They are 6 shapes.
Each shape has right click menu to turn any row horizontal or vertical by +90 deg. and -90 deg..
Any operation to a shape reflects to other shapes.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2014, 11:28:21 PM by JuneTheSecond »
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#### Jennifer

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##### Re: How to make a Rubik's Cube illustration
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2014, 02:02:52 AM »
I am not trying to animate the cube. I just want to distort a 3x3 grid of squares so that they look like the side of a cube -- like 3D.
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#### aledlund

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##### Re: How to make a Rubik's Cube illustration
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2014, 08:09:08 AM »
Jennifer,
Chris did some 3d rotation in his soccer ball post
http://www.visguy.com/2014/06/08/world-cup-2014-country-flag-shapes/
hth,
al

#### Yacine

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##### Re: How to make a Rubik's Cube illustration
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2014, 10:28:55 AM »
Hi Jennifer,
and for those who are still stuck with Visio 2007 ... check the attachment.

HTH,
Y.
Yacine

#### wapperdude

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##### Re: How to make a Rubik's Cube illustration
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2014, 11:58:33 AM »
For those with older Visio versions, there's the 3D solid, fillable cube that I made available thru this post:  http://visguy.com/vgforum/index.php?topic=1421.msg6072.

There are two versions, the latter is more flexible.   These cubes could be stacked in an array to make a rubic's cube.

For convenience, see attached.  Each cube is a grouped object.  Sub-shapes are selectable and may be colored as desired.

HTH
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« Last Edit: September 01, 2014, 12:11:08 PM by wapperdude »
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#### vojo

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##### Re: How to make a Rubik's Cube illustration
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2014, 12:38:05 PM »
if you are trying to do something with Isometric....drop me a note, can give you some stencils

#### Peter-S

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##### Re: How to make a Rubik's Cube illustration
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2019, 10:43:04 AM »
In Visio, I drew a set of 9 lines to make up a 3-D block.
Then split that up into three separate faces of four lines each.
I then joined the four lines that make up each face. (Join is on the Shape Operations section of the Developer Ribbon)
Now that each face is a single shape in it's own right you can fill the face with the colour of your choice.
Then move the faces together to re-form the 3-D block by hand (sorry glue does not work). Then group the faces.
Copy & Paste to make 9 blocks and arrange by hand to make up a Rubik slice.
Group the slice and copy & paste to make two new slices and arrange them to make a Rubik Cube.
Then ungroup so that it is easier to change the face colours.
Once you have made one Rublik's Cube then others are easily made by copying.
I have this on my blog at:
https://rubikcubethings.blogspot.com/2019/01/rubiks-cube-drawings-using-visio.html

#### Visio Guy

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##### Re: How to make a Rubik's Cube illustration
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2019, 05:18:19 PM »
Be sure to check out all four pages of the Perspective Drawing thread started by JuneTheSecond!

For articles, tips and free content, see the Visio Guy Website at http://www.visguy.com
Get my Visio Book! Using Microsoft Visio 2010

#### JuneTheSecond

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##### Re: How to make a Rubik's Cube illustration
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2019, 01:24:19 AM »
I should have added a video for the example.
https://youtu.be/RQpLfcS1W28
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Junichi Yoda
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