Animating a Rubik’s cube is a complex task, and a time consuming process. RubixCube will save some of that time, and make the Rubik’s cube animation limits free, fun and a lot easier.
RubixCube is a mel based rig, used for the animation of a Rubik’s cube. The resulting cube is fully functional, with an easy-to-use graphical interface. Any kind of animation, such as translating, rotating, or scaling the whole cube as an entity, is possible; as well as the usual Rubik’s cube animation as in real life.
This script is tested and is working with maya 8.5 and newer versions. It should also work with previous versions.
This script is tested and is working under ‘Windows Vista’, ‘Windows XP’ and ‘Linux Gentoo’. It should also work under other OSs.
For any improved versions (as the ability to use multiple Rubik’s cubes in one scene, or the compatibility with AutoKey) or any other options or requests, please contact me.
The download contains the mel script files, a detailed help file and an icon.
I made a custom modified version of this tool, for Psyop to use it on their Heineken commercial.