Picture of Desktop Cube (Windows only)
Have you ever wanted to make your desktop have a little something special? Have more than one desktop? Or just show off your awesomeful desktop to your friends. Well, you're in luck!

This instructable will make you have a desktop cube, it is something like Linux's multi-desktop program.

Your specs should look a little something like this. Yes they are a little demanding, but you could live with 1 Ghz processor.

System requirements :

  • Microsoft Windows XP" or Windows Vista"
  • 1.4 Ghz processor
  • 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • DirectX 9.0c
  • 3D accelerated video adapter with at least 64MB of video memory

Step 1: Getting Yod'm 3D

First of all, Yod'm 3D isn't free anymore. If you want to buy the program then go ahead. If you don't want to buy the program, i have uploaded a slightly older version as a zip file. The file is 9.2 MB so it will take a while for it to download. Here it is...

1. download the file
2. extract to somewhere you can find it - (rightclick -> extract)
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gogoguy7 months ago

I love this instructable!

mrcaderly10 months ago

Very cool! Thanks!

432232hyky11 months ago

if you have an error with the hot key for me i just changed it to only shift and alt but it works great im on win 7 it would be better if you could go up or down not just left or right

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shuf2 years ago
The errors you are getting are caused by the executable file looking at the wrong file paths for it's assets. The creator of this tutorial zipped HIS directory so the paths to the background files and wallpaper reflect the directory structure on his machine. To fix this, right-click "Yodm3D.ini" and open it with notepad. Find the following lines:

WallpaperDesktop1=C:\Users\aaron\Desktop\Yod'm 3D\desktopwallpaper1.bmp
WallpaperDesktop2=C:\Users\aaron\Desktop\Yod'm 3D\desktopwallpaper2.bmp
WallpaperDesktop3=C:\Users\aaron\Desktop\Yod'm 3D\desktopwallpaper3.bmp
Background=C:\Users\aaron\Desktop\Yod'm 3D\widebackground.jpg

Note: These reflect the directory structure on my machine, you will need to change it to your own. To do this, simply change each line to the full path of where you extracted the .zip file to. So if you unzipped it to the desktop, your path to the image files would be something like "C:\users\SomeUser\Desktop\Yod'm 3d".

Hope this helps.
ddlax225 years ago
 it says every time i try to launch it it says registerhotkey failed go to option and change it..how do i do this
Me too ...
If you're running it on windows 7, right click the exe and run as administrator.
berthold3 years ago
i don't get it alll
Krayzi993 years ago
looks like you have a 5.00 now.... NICE
darman124 years ago
I don't understand how to get "pictures" on other faces of the cube. All I see is whatever is on the desktop and whatever windows are open on it!
Please help!!!!
I figured it out!!This is the coolest freaking thing I've ever done on a computer! I'm laughing it's so AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Could you please tell me how you did it?
release your button commands on a blank side ant it dreates another desktop. THIS IS FREAKING THE COOLEST FREAKING THING IVE EVER FREACKING SEEN IN MY FREAKING LIFE

karthvks3 years ago
double click Yodm3D.ini and then try to install by double clicking Yodm3D.exe
kpolzounov4 years ago
You know the best way to have (and one that is actually good) is to use linux :)
Bongmaster6 years ago
hows this compared to compis fusion on a linux machine?
mrmoneybagss (author)  Bongmaster6 years ago
well first of all, if what you're talking about is what i think it is; then ... *they both are desktop cube programs *they both look nice
compiz is a compositing manager for linux, it adds lots of 3D effects, like making jiggly windows, making the windows 3d on top of the cube, and folding windows into a paper airplane when you close them. and I can do all but the last one on my netbook. *spins cube around while reading conky OSD*
they both do the cube, but trust me, compiz fusion does it tons better. On the upside though, it's nice to have 3d at all on windows ;
derayag5 years ago
Can someon tell me how to download it please..... :X
harry5995 years ago
i downloaded this product and it is all in french, i go to the last tab [which i am guessing is the language tab] and on the dropdown menu it only comes up with french and not english, do you know how to fix it, is so please email me on harry599@hotmail.co.uk
mrmoneybagss (author)  harry5995 years ago
When you downloaded the .zip file. Did you extract the whole file? or did you just try to run the program without extracting first?

Not extracting the file could be the answer.
shijojo5 years ago
awesome !!
THIS IS AAAAAMMMMMAAAAAZZZZZIIIIINNNNNGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
dog end6 years ago
this instructables is amazing my desktop is beta now so yeah thanks urm i dont no how to rate it so ill give it 60 out of 10.
mrmoneybagss (author)  dog end6 years ago
wjaen26 years ago
this is awesome thankyou
mrmoneybagss (author)  wjaen26 years ago

=P please.
maxpower496 years ago
how do you remove the RUN prompt when ever you open the yod'm 3D and how to you get desktops on top and bottom of the cube
mrmoneybagss (author)  maxpower496 years ago
1. is the run prompt thing the thing that turns yodm on right when you turn on windows? 2. that is the version you have to pay for. it seems to make my computer extremely slow. so i wouldn't recommend it
no every time i open it it asks if i want to run it
mrmoneybagss (author)  maxpower496 years ago
two options: 1: when it asks you, press yes or no. 2: under preferences there should be an option to turn it off.
tanmanknex6 years ago
is it possible to get different icons on each desktop?
mrmoneybagss (author)  tanmanknex6 years ago
unfortunately no that option is only for the people who bought it sorry
oh well... still a great program and 'ible.
mattdavis106 years ago
Sick awesome!!!I love it!! Matt
Cigani6 years ago
Thx 4 the tip... I love the look and how my friends want it and i wont tell them (FOR NOW). ..lol Ill make them beg a lil more...Thx Again!!!
this is a nice piece of software, but i think that buying more software to support an already ridiculously expensive piece of software is pointless. I know many people are forced to use windows, but since switching to ubuntu I have never even thought about going back. Besides... Compiz Fusion does this better. --iSparkii
ry259206 years ago
Almost zero lag... Nice. 4.5 stars
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