3x3 Rubik's Cube Notation

Cube Notation is letters and letter character combinations to describe specific turns on a 3x3 Rubik's cube. The purpose of notation is to easily describe an algorithm or a scramble.  

Uppercase letters describe one 90 degree turn of one layer the letter represents.

If the letter is followed by an apostrophe then the turn is anti-clockwise.

Lowercase letters means you turn 2 layers simultaneously. So you are turning the face and corresponding inner layer. 

For official scrambles hold the 3X3 with WHITE top and GREEN front.

  • Outside Face Turns

    • Up

UP 

    • Down

down

    • Right

RIGHT

    • Left

left

    • Front

front

 

    • Back

 back

 

  • Inner Layer Turns 

    • Middle

middle

 

    • Equator

equator

    • Slice

slice

 

  • Cube Rotations

    • X-Axis

x-axis

    • Y-Axis

y-axis

    • Z-Axis

Middle

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Lyndon guo

Lyndon guo

Good job

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