CubeTwister is a companion to the Rubik's Cube. It is suited for beginners, cube lovers, speed-cubers and mathematicians.
You can use it as a tool to solve your scrambled cube, to document your collection of cubes, to describe your solution algorithms, and to analyse the permutations of cube parts.
CubeTwister provides Accurate 3D models of Rubik's Cube 3x3, Pocket Cube 2x2, Revenge Cube 4x4, Professor
Cube 5x5, V-Cube 6 6x6, V-Cube 7 7x7, Barrel Cube, Diamond Cube and Octahedron Cube. All models can have
individual color schemes and can even be disassembled.
You can edit the models to reflect your personal collection of cubes.
CubeTwister has a configurable parser. The parser supports quarter-turn twists, half-turn-twists, rotations,
permutations, inversions, reflections, repetitions, conjugations, commutations, and macros.
You can define your own notation, and you can translate between notations.
CubeTwister has a database for scripts, maneuvers and pretty patterns.
Cubes, Notations, Scripts and Texts are organized in a tree structure.
The documents are saved in XML format and can be edited using other XML tools.
You can enter all your scripts and supportive documentation in CubeTwister.
CubeTwister features a Kociemba Two-Phase Solver for Rubik's Cube 3x3 (derived from Greg Schmidt's KCube
program). The solver generates scripts which are only two or three twists longer than the optimal solution.
You can enter an arbitrary state of the cube und let it solve, and you can optimise your scripts using the solver.
Publish your scripts in the Internet. CubeTwister can create HTML pages with interactive Java applets for each cube design and cube script. Individual scripts can be exported as QuickTime movies and video still images.
Use of CubeTwister and the cube applets is free under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 3.0.
If you have a feature request or if you want to honour my work on these program, send me a bottle of good wine.