My Two-Look OLL post inspired me to keep pushing along with learning more OLLs. I had started learning the C-shapes (##34 and 46), but got distracted when I couldn’t find a decent flow for the latter. Now, I finally found an alternate algorithm for it.
Here’s a video tutorial, followed by further explanation:
The first case (#34 — dot opposite the C) is relatively easy: Sexy Move, rotation, D move, easy trigger, E’. I hadn’t encountered any E slices — the middle slice (the patty between the U and D layer buns) — until this algorithm. Remember that E is notated like D, meaning opposite U. You can set up the case with the inverse or by applying the algorithm thrice.
The second case (#46 — bar opposite the C) isn’t much harder, but I couldn’t get a smooth flow out of the standard algorithm. For the standard approach, start with your right hand cocked forward a quarter turn, with your thumb on the UFR corner and ring finger on the DFR corner.
When I finally encountered a video with the alternate algorithm for the second case, it got much easier. Start with your right hand cocked back a quarter turn (index finger on the UFR corner and thumb on the DFR corner). After the R U’ R’ U trigger, you can do either F’ Lw’ or x U R’. They’re equivalent, but one may be easier for you than the other. I sort of split the difference….