Desktop Cube (Windows Only)




About: I am a guy who lives in California. During my spare time, I like to see if somebody posts a decent instructable that I would like to try. I also love to play xbox 360.
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

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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)

Step 2: Play Around With It!

You will notice a new icon in the icon tray, usually in the bottom right corner. Right click that and hit options. Then it's really up to you. Do what you want to Yod'm 3D.

Step 3: Screen Shots

Here are some screen shots that i have taken of the cube.

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    47 Discussions


    5 years ago on Introduction

    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


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Such technology

    convert minds into intelligent

    and the creation of thoughts

    become outside of the box


    6 years ago on Introduction

    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.


    9 years ago on Step 2

     it says every time i try to launch it it says registerhotkey failed go to option and change do i do this

    2 replies

    Reply 6 years ago on Step 2

    If you're running it on windows 7, right click the exe and run as administrator.


    8 years ago on Step 3

    looks like you have a 5.00 now.... NICE


    9 years ago on Step 3

    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!!!!

    3 replies

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Reply 8 years ago on Step 3

    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


    8 years ago on Step 2

    double click Yodm3D.ini and then try to install by double clicking Yodm3D.exe


    8 years ago on Introduction

    You know the best way to have (and one that is actually good) is to use linux :)


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    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


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    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*


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    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 ;