CrystalMaker
CrystalMaker
10.4.7

4.8

CrystalMaker free download for Mac

CrystalMaker

10.4.7
23 October 2019

Display and manipulate crystal structures.

Overview

CrystalMaker is an award-winning Mac program for building, displaying and manipulating all kinds of crystal and molecular structures.

CrystalMaker makes it easy to load structural data and generate photo-realistic images, with the option of "out-of-the-screen" 3D images. Models can be displayed immediately in ball-and-stick, thermal ellipsoid, space-filling, wire-frame, stick and polyhedral model types. All aspects of the model can be extensively customized, with a wide range of photo-realistic or stylized "line-art" representations. See our online gallery for 3D movies, rotating crystals, animations, and slideshows.

CrystalMaker is offered at a variety of price points for various license types. The published price is that of the standard license, typical of professional licenses. There are also educational and student licenses available for qualifying purchases. The pricing schema can be found here.

What's new in CrystalMaker

Version 10.4.7:
Workarounds for Apple Multi-Threading Bug.
  • The latest system updates for macOS 10.15 "Catalina" and 10.14 "Mojave" include changes to the way in which multiple application threads are marshalled by the system. Such "multi-threading" had been used to used to accelerate the data conversion and import from our legacy "CMDF" file format - but under the new systems, multiple threads become deadlocked, with the result that the program appears to "hang", with no progress.
  • This version avoids using multi-threading in this particular context, which ensures that legacy files can be imported without issue (albeit with slightly lower performance). Please note that our extensive use of multi-threading in other areas of the program is not affected.
Miscellaneous.
  • This version includes a more robust symmetry-detection algorithm plus minor fixes.
  • In response to new Apple guidelines, this version includes more-robust background processing, designed to ensure safe running under "Catalina" and future releases.
  • A rare issue that prevented space group symmetry from being correctly detected has now been resolved. The issue involved certain space groups with origin offsets - as recorded in their general equivalent positions.
  • Attempting to edit a bond colour (using the Bonds Inspector) no longer causes a crash on macOS 10.15 "Catalina".

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3 CrystalMaker Reviews

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Leesa
11 July 2014

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$750.00??? I'm stunned... I can't even afford the Expansion Pack to Diablo III.
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Version 9.0.4
Leesa
11 July 2014
$750.00??? I'm stunned... I can't even afford the Expansion Pack to Diablo III.
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Version 9.0.4
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Crystalmaker-Software-Ltd
Crystalmaker-Software-Ltd
20 November 2015
This is specialist scientific software, but we have much lower-cost education licensing options, including a $99 student licence. Many universities purchase department or site licences, which works out at just a few dollars per head.
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Tom Albright
03 August 2003
Tim is absolutely right-on! This is far and away the best molecular illustration program on the market.
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Version 6.2.2
Anonymous
09 June 2003
The 5-star rating given to this software by MacWorld is entirely justified. It looks gorgeous, it is remarkably intuitive and produces some structure effects that I have always wanted. I can download cif files from journal web sites and or use those I have from our own research and have a stunning picture in a remarkable short time. One MINOR complaint: when an incompatible file is used for input (e.g., a cif file on which a publisher has put in extraneous material on the front tend), the program hangs and a "force-quit" is necessary.
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Version 6.2