CrystalMaker
CrystalMaker
10.4.6

4.8

CrystalMaker free download for Mac

CrystalMaker

10.4.6
15 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 10.4.6:

Note: Full changelist available here

General:
  • Workarounds for Bugs in Catalina. This version includes important workarounds for bugs in macOS 10.15 "Catalina" - specifically, a window flicking (an issue in Core Animation with Xcode 11) and garbled text on some machines (an inconsistency in a system pixel map function)
  • These bugs have been reported to Apple, but our workarounds mean we don't have to wait for any official bug fixes
  • Notarized Application. In addition to being "code signed", this version is officially "notarized" by Apple - meaning it can be run (without workarounds) when downloaded onto a Mac running "Catalina"
  • New Symmetry-Related Bonds Algorithm. A new algorithm has been developed for selecting symmetry-related bonds. Whereas the old algorithm selected bonds whose site atoms matched, the new algorithm generates intermediate points along each bond and uses symmetry to match the corresponding points in other locations inside the unit cell. This gives a more-rigorous interpretation and makes working with inter-penetrating lattices (amongst others) easier
Miscellaneous:
This version includes miscellaneous enhancements and fixes
  • Massive CIFs are now much faster to import.
  • CIFs that use space-group numbers no longer cause a "missing space group" warning.
  • DL_POLY "History" files now use unique names for the different structures loaded. Also, "History" files that contain only a single structure, can again be imported.
  • GROMACS files which contain 5-digit atom numbers are now read correctly.
  • When importing a text file, the site-labelling algorithm can now cope if an element symbol is in upper case.
  • This version now recognises the new "e-glide" convention, as used in space groups 39, 41, 64, 67 and 68.
  • This version supports licence codes with higher-value (> 4000) serial numbers.
  • Occasional problems associated with closing a document window on Mac OS X 10.10 - 10.12 have been resolved.
  • Fixed issues with centred atom labels not appearing correctly (this was an issue on systems using Intel Integrated Graphics).

3 CrystalMaker Reviews

Rate this app:

Anonymous
09 June 2003

Most helpful

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.
Like (1)
Version 6.2
Leesa
11 July 2014
$750.00??? I'm stunned... I can't even afford the Expansion Pack to Diablo III.
Like (1)
Version 9.0.4
1 answer(s)
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.
Like
Tom Albright
03 August 2003
Tim is absolutely right-on! This is far and away the best molecular illustration program on the market.
Like (1)
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.
Like (1)
Version 6.2
$750.00

4.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
Category: 
Developer Website: 
Download(312.8 MB)MacUpdateInstall with MacUpdate

Downloaded & Installed 15,285 times