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PM Cubed by eriban PM Cubed by eriban
Here is my PM Cubed design, realized in full-color sandstone using 3D printing. It's 4.2 cm tall.

When viewed from most angles, like the photo on the left, it's just a strange-looking object. However, when viewed from the front, side, or top, you will see some iconic shapes that you'll probably recognize.

The object can be purchased from my Shapeways shop.
I also created a trippy 3D animation featuring this object. It can be found on YouTube.

Update 20 Jan
A DD, wow! :-) Thanks Ikue for the feature! :thanks:

Update 21 Jan
Thanks for all the comments!!! I won't reply to them all, as there are only so many ways to say thanks, and I don't want to spam the comment thread too much. Nevertheless, all comments are much appreciated. I am very happy to hear that so many folks enjoyed this deviation :-) :thanks:
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PM Cubed by eriban ( Featured by Ikue )
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IridescentCatalyst Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
That's awesome!
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eriban Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Thanks!
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:iconsteveorton:
steveorton Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Totally cool, eriban!!
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eriban Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Thanks, Steve!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconeriban:
eriban Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Thanks! I'm happy to hear you like it (and that the DD gave you and others actually the chance to see it :-))
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
It's my pleasure! :)
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:iconjonzicow:
JONZICOW Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
GENIOUS 

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:iconeriban:
eriban Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Thanks, quite ingenius indeed, isn't it? ;-)
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:iconmirakhall:
MiraKHall Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My head hurts :headache:
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:iconmaxre:
maxre Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Photographer
sweet!
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cheetackey Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
omg coool ;;
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:iconmatpreece:
matpreece Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Great idea.
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Angel9-Rakou-Cobra Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's really amazing! :D I love things that play with perspective. So glad this got DD'd so I'd get a chance to see it!
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blaac Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014

I hate to be a cynic but... the only color on this block I can see matching up with the shapes is red. Yellow and blue both have multiple shapes visible that do not match up with the images shown on the right.

 

For instance, the blue inverted L shape just left of the middle of the image. On the right image the only shape that would/could match, due to shape and the shape of the surrounding pieces, would be the L on the lower jaw. But the right version follows all the way through to the left side, while the left side it breaks near the middle.

 

On the top yellow section I can clearly see a long, solid, rectangular shape without any breaks or deviations. Nowhere on the pac-man image on the right is there any shape that matches its dimensions.

 

So either I'm seeing the wrong sides to make up the images on the right or these simply don't match. Yes, I have taken into account the overhanging pieces, which is why I used top or near-top shapes as my reference so they would not be obstructed or broken by other parts.

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eriban Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
You're a keen observer.

Actually, when viewing either the top or bottom, you will in both cases see Pac-man. Similarly, from either left-front or right-back, you will see the scared ghost. Finally, from either right-front or left-back, you'll see the scary ghost. For each of the three small pictures at the right, I photographed the side which I liked best. Similarly, for the photo of the overall object I also chose an orientation which I liked best.

So indeed, the side of Pac-man and the scared ghost that were photographed on the right, are not visible in the large image on the left. However, it is possible to photograph the object such that all three sides shown on the right are visible. As proof see: imgur.com/KW1g6pe

Also, in case you did not already, check out the following animation, which shows the object from all sides: PM Cubed - A Matter of Perspective


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eriban Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Ah, just now I see that others had replied already, so my reply is partially redundant. Apologies to all! :-) 
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SirFerrick Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you tried the video? It could help show how they match up.
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blaac Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014

Thanks for bringing the video to my attention. I just watched it, and it does make more sense.  My apologies for doubting.  

 

In my defense, the shapes I mentioned in fact did NOT match the images on the right, they matched the reverse side of the image. I guess I am just too picky some times.

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SirFerrick Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

It was my pleasure. It is good to see someone gracefully and politely admit it when they are incorrect.

And it would be clearer if the sides shown both matched, even if most people do not notice.

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RubberyParts Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Rotation is a thing, you know
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blaac Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014

The image was to show off the art. There would at least be an angle with 2 correct sides showing at once if not all 3. So while your acute observation that things can be turned, my point "either I'm seeing the wrong sides to make up the images on the right or these simply don't match" is still valid.

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RubberyParts Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
all I read was you complaining about how they're wrong because you can only see the red one
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JIMENOPOLIX Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME!!!
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:iconmyheadwonders:
MyHeadWonders Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Pretty cool
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Darqx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man that's insane :XD: I'm just trying to figure out how your left photo translates into the right photos and every time i think i understand the common question of "BUT HOW?" crops up lol. Awesome work getting it all to fit together so nicely :lol:
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Lizlovestoons12 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I think I caught "Pac-Man Fever"! :iconpacmanplz:
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EragonJediGirl357 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Wow! That is incredible!
Congrats on the DD!
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:iconbeltaneh:
Beltaneh Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Very witty :D Congrats on your DD
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:iconcharlesdraws:
CharlesDraws Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
realizing that you made all three characters in one objectSpongeBob (Cries) SpongeBob (Cries) SpongeBob (Cries) 
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WarHexpod Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow: HOW IN THE WORLD DID YOU WORK IT OUT TO LOOK LIKE THE PACMAN THINGS LIKE THAT!? THAT'S AMAZING!!
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Crowphes Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Could have been a cool Pac Man game, right?
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Nanahuatli Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
This is so cool!
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LaughingSkeleton Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wicked awesome. Great concept behind the sculpture. :D
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TraceofHatred Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This reminds me of those candies - I can't remember what you call them - but they're strips - I just want to eat it. x'D
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L1701E Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Awesome!
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odd--della--robbia Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O.O I can't cope with this, mi mind is literally splattered across the walls.
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odd--della--robbia Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*my
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BatmanWithBunnyEars Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014   General Artist
Absolutely brilliant!  Did you have a particular process for doing this, or just improvise?
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eriban Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Thanks!

This was the first time I tried anything like this. After coming up with the three bitmap shapes and a suitable orientation, the shape of the actual object can be derived carrying out two "intersection" operations in the 3D design tool. Subsequently a bit of clean up to nicely round all the edges, which was a bit of manual work but did not require much improvisation.
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Mr-Pink-Rose Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
This cube makes me nostalgic for the 80s...COOL!!!
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OmriKoresh Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
i wish there was a building like this.
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FallonShadow Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Holy crud that is just amazing O.O
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lopsidelibby Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
 wakka wakka wakka
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:iconspiderzed:
SpiderZed Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
That is really awesome!!
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sodemo Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
out of things i cant believe people make on deviantart, this is by far the most impossible good job!
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PetiteBubu Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At first I was like: "What the fu*k?"
And then I was like: "Ooooooh, I get it! Cool job, bro!" :la:
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JoniGodoy Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
SIMPLY AMAZING!!
Congratulations for the DD!
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ShermanSquiggly Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014   General Artist
agh this is so clever! congrats om the DD :)
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PsykoaktiveFantasi Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
coooooooool
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