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CrystalMaker
CrystalMaker
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CrystalMaker

Version 10.7.2

Display and manipulate crystal structures.

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 10.7.2

Updated on Mar 04 2022

  • Cartesian Coordinates Imported from CIF files. CrystalMaker can now read orthogonal coordinates from a CIF file, as saved with the _atom_site_Cartn_x, _atom_site_Cartn_y and _atom_site_Cartn_z tags.
  • Flexible VASP Trajectory Support. CrystalMaker can now handle VASP "XDATCAR" files which contain separate cell parameters for each frame. This appears to be a recent - and undocumented - 'feature' of newer versions of VASP, allowing for variations in the unit cell size/shape during refinement (previous XDATCAR files maintained the same, global, cell parameters for all frames).
  • Smaller TIFF File Output. CrystalMaker now uses the LZW compression option in its TIFF image output. This greatly reduces file size (e.g., from 108 to 1.5 MB in a typical high-resolution example).
  • Zeolite Frameworks. Added 230 ideal zeolite framework structures to the "Teaching" category of the Structures Library.
  • Added the Linear 3 potential, to improve relaxation of molecules containing the cyanide (-C≡N), isocyanide (-N≡C) and alkyne (-C≡C-) groups.
  • Closing a document window now causes any detached popovers (e.g., Rotator, Range, Cluster...) to be closed.
  • Opening an existing CMDX document no longer marks the document as having been edited, meaning that an otherwise unmodified document can be closed without being pestered to save it.
  • Fixed an issue reading SYSTRE files with a 'P 1' space group symbol.
  • Modified error handling for CIF files with invalid or corrupted sites. Previously, CrystalMaker would report an error for each and every invalid site - which could become tiresome for larger structures. Now, the import is abandoned after the first invalid site alert.

Information

License

Shareware

Size

358.1 MB

Downloads

15567

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
0.0
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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