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Rotating Centres

This page is being provided for those who have their own method of solving the cube that does not always solve it with correctly oriented centres and do not want to spend time learning a method that sets the centre orientations correctly in the solution.


One hundred and eighty degree rotation (Algorithm set 1)

 
This algorithm rotates the up face centre 180 degrees
U L R U2 L' R' U L R U2 L' R'
Up face
Clockwise
Left face
Clockwise
Right face
Clockwise
Up face
Clockwise
Up face
Clockwise
Left face
Anti-clock
Right face
Anti-clock
Up face
Clockwise
Left face
Clockwise
Right face
Clockwise
Up face
Clockwise
Up face
Clockwise
Left face
Anti-clock
Right face
Anti-clock

NOTE: This algorithm is made up of a series of 7 rotations performed twice, so it is only half as bad as it looks.


One hundred and eighty degree rotation (Algorithm set 2)

This algorithm rotates the up face centre 180 degrees
R U R' U R U R' U R U
Right face
Clockwise
Up face
Clockwise
Right face
Anti-clock
Up face
Clockwise
Right face
Clockwise
Up face
Clockwise
Right face
Anti-clock
Up face
Clockwise
Right face
Clockwise
Up face
Clockwise
R' U R U R' U R U R' U
Right face
Anti-clock
Up face
Clockwise
Right face
Clockwise
Up face
Clockwise
Right face
Anti-clock
Up face
Clockwise
Right face
Clockwise
Up face
Clockwise
Right face
Anti-clock
Up face
Clockwise

NOTE: This algorithm is made up of a series of 4 rotations performed five times, so it is not nearly as bad as it looks.


Ninety degree rotations (Algorithm set 1)

 
This algorithm rotates the up face centre clockwise 90 degrees, and the front face centre anti-clockwise 90 degrees.
F B' L R' U D' F' U' D  L' R F' B U
Front face
Clockwise
Back face
Anti-clock
Left face
Clockwise
Right face
Anti-clock
Up face
Clockwise
Down face
Anti-clock
Front face
Anti-clock
Up face
Anti-clock
Down face
Clockwise
Left face
Anti-clock
Right face
Clockwise
Front face
Anti-clock
Back face
Clockwise
Up face
Clockwise

NOTE: If the up face centre needs to be rotated anti-clockwise and the front face centre clockwise, you can rotate the whole cube so that the front face centre is at the top and the up face centre is in front and use the above algorithm.

or     up anti-clockwise, front clockwise

This algorithm also works if the last rotation is transferred to the first rotation.

or     up clockwise, front anti-clockwise
or     up anti-clockwise, front clockwise


Ninety degree rotations (Algorithm set 2)

 
This algorithm rotates the up face centre clockwise 90 degrees, and the left face centre anti-clockwise, 90 degrees
LM L' DE D' LM' L U' LM L' DE' D LM' L U
Left both
Clockwise
Left face
Anti-clock
Down both
Clockwise
Down face
Anti-clock
Left both
Anti-clock
Left face
Clockwise
Up face
Clockwise
Left both
Clockwise
Left face
Anti-clock
Down both
Anti-clock
Down Face
Clockwise
Left both
Anti-clock
Left face
Clockwise
Up face
Anti-clock

NOTE: If the up face centre needs to be rotated anti-clockwise and the left face centre clockwise, you can rotate the whole cube so that up face centre is on the left and the left face centre it on top and use the above algorithm.

or     up anti-clockwise, left clockwise

This algorithm also works if the last rotation is transferred to the first rotation.

or     up clockwise, left anti-clockwise
or     up anti-clockwise, left clockwise


Same thing for speed cubers/finger trick rotators.

This algorithm rotates the up face centre clockwise 90 degrees, and the left face centre anti-clockwise, 90 degrees
U M E M' U' M E' M'
Up face
Clockwise
Middle
Clockwise
Equator
Clockwise
Middle
Anti-clock
Up face
Anti-clock
Middle
Clockwise
Equator
Anti-clock
Middle
Anti-clock

This algorithm rotates the up face centre anti-clockwise 90 degrees, and the left face centre clockwise, 90 degrees
M E M' U M E' M' U'
Middle
Clockwise
Equator
Clockwise
Middle
Anti-clock
Up face
Clockwise
Middle
Clockwise
Equator
Anti-clock
Middle
Anti-clock
Up face
Anti-clock


Ninety degree rotations (Algorithm set 3)

This algorithm rotates the up face centre clockwise 90 degrees, and the front face centre anti-clockwise, 90 degrees
(LM)' L U' L' (LM) U
Repeat the algorithm another four times.
Total of 30 rotations but it is easy to learn.
Left both
Anti-clock
Left face
Clockwise
Up face
Anti-clock
Left face
Anti-clock
Left both
Clockwise
Up face
Clockwise

NOTE: If the up face centre needs to be rotated anti-clockwise and the front face centre clockwise, you can rotate the whole cube so that the front face centre is at the top and the up face centre is in the front and use the above algorithm.

or     Repeat four times


Same thing for speed cubers/finger trick rotators.

This algorithm rotates the up face centre clockwise 90 degrees, and the front face centre anti-clockwise, 90 degrees
M' U' M U
Repeat the algorithm another four times.
Total of 20 rotations but it is easy to learn.
Middle
Anti-clock
Up face
Anti-clock
Middle
Clockwise
Up face
Clockwise

This algorithm rotates the top centre anti-clockwise 90 degrees, and the front face centre clockwise, 90 degrees
M' U M U'
Repeat the algorithm another four times.
Total of 20 rotations but it is easy to learn.
Middle
Anti-clock
Up face
Clockwise
Middle
Clockwise
Up face
Anti-clock

 

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