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CrystalMaker
CrystalMaker
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CrystalMaker

Version 10.8

Display and manipulate crystal structures.

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CrystalMaker 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.

What’s new in version 10.8

Updated on Sep 30 2022

  • Powerful Auto Rotation. The "Spin" popover has been completely redesigned, allowing for structure- rather than screen-specific rotation, e.g., rotating about a specific bond or cell axis, and preserving the rotation axis as the structure is manually rotated.
  • The new popover includes an option for "unlocked rotation", whereby the rotation axis can be rotated (relative to the screen), such that the user can reposition a spinning cube, say. This makes it easy to record video with inclined rotation: great for showing a unit cell, or a spinning molecular group around an inclined rotation axis.
  • Rotation axes can be defined parallel to the screen axes, the nearest unit cell axis-or entirely customized, via the angle fields. For the first time, oscillation mode can work about any axis: not just the screen Y axis.
  • Note: you can record "rotation movies" about your structure-specific axes; just remember to specify the Custom (From Spin Popover) option when you choose the File > Export Video > Rotation Movie command.
  • New View Commands. New commands have been added to view the structure parallel to, or perpendicular to, an existing selection:-
  • Bond Selection. Users can now opt to view the structure along a selected bond, or to make that bond vertical. New View Along Bond and Make Bond Vertical buttons have been added to the Bond Selection Inspector.
  • Atom Selection. New View Along Atoms and Make Atoms Vertical buttons have been added to the Atom Selection Inspector.
  • General Selection. The Transform > View Direction submenu now includes a command to view perpendicular to the overall selection.
  • Nano Spirals. Redesigned the Bend Selection sheet to include a new Radial Offset field. This allows the one to define a spiral (instead of circular) section.
  • Mean distance from plane. The Calculate > Distance from Plane command now calculates the mean distance and standard deviation; these values are printed in the Output Log, after the individual distances.
  • Faster "Speed Sync". It is now possible to rapidly synchronize a multi-structure document by holding down the shift key whilst pressing the toolbar's Sync button. This skips saving a backup step (which can be a long-winded operating), allowing faster operation.
  • Miscellaneous. This version includes miscellaneous fixes and enhancements.
  • Replaced the former Transform > Spin menu command with a dedicated Spin submenu. This provides access to a dedicated keyboard shortcut (cmd-opt-I) as well as a new Adjust Spin command: an alternative way of accessing the Spin popover, for those unfamiliar with the technique of clicking-and-holding the Spin toolbar button.
  • Speedier popovers. Clicking a "delay" popover button (such as the Spin toolbar button) now causes the popover to appear after a shorter delay.
  • Exporting visible- or crystal-coordination output now results in unit cell parameters being added to the output file.
  • For the sake of clarity, removed the "duplicate" C2221 space group settings corresponding to [bac], [bca] and [cba] settings. This leaves a single listing each for the axial settings, viz. C 2221, B 2221 and A 2122.
  • Improved molecular modelling results, with a new three-body potentials files containing revised values. A diagnostic output call - which could cause the program to bog down in certain cases - has been removed.
  • CIF files containing anisotropic temperature factors expressed in the (rarely used) Bij format, are now imported correctly.

Information

License

Shareware

Size

357.8 MB

Downloads

15600

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.2 or later
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Leesa
Leesa
Jul 11 2014
9.0.4
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Jul 11 2014
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Version: 9.0.4
$750.00??? I'm stunned... I can't even afford the Expansion Pack to Diablo III.
Guest
Guest
Aug 3 2003
6.2.2
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Aug 3 2003
0.0
Version: 6.2.2
Tim is absolutely right-on! This is far and away the best molecular illustration program on the market.
Guest
Guest
Jun 9 2003
6.2
4.8
Jun 9 2003
4.8
Version: 6.2
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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