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What are CUBE files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CUBE file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your CUBE files.

What is a CUBE file?

CUBE files have multiple uses, and Cube LUT format is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Cube LUT format

These CUBE files describe look-up tables, which are a way to change the color of an image's color representation from one color to another.

How to open CUBE files

Important: Different programs may use files with the CUBE file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your CUBE file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested four different CUBE openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: January 28, 2023

All known file formats using extension .CUBE

While Cube LUT format is a popular type of CUBE-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .CUBE file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Gaussian Cube Data

We know that one CUBE format is Gaussian Cube Data. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of CUBE files. Remember, different programs may use CUBE files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

CubifyCubifyUser submitted
Materials StudioMaterials StudioUser submitted
ChemcraftChemcraftUser submitted
AntaeusAntaeusUser submitted

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