CrystalMaker
CrystalMaker
10.5.2

4.8

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CrystalMaker10.5.2

04 May 2020

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 10.5.2:
  • Batch Molecular Relaxation. It is now possible to queue a list of molecular structures for relaxation. To accomplish this, one simply needs to load all structures into the same document's Structures List and then choose the new Transform > Relax All Molecules command. (This is a dynamical menu command: hold down the shift key to change Relax Molecules to Relax All Molecules.) You can also shift-click the Relax button in the toolbar.
  • Once batch relaxation is underway, a progress bar is shown, with a Cancel button.
  • Improved Polyhedral Face Display. It is now possible to specify highly-distorted "faces" to be shown as single, smooth, concave faces - without these being further subdivided into separate polygonal elements. This allows, for example, the depiction of CaO8 units in Andradite (garnet) as distorted cubes. It also means that the existing polyhedral edges can be emphasized, rather than having to superimpose inter-atomic bonds as faux polyhedral edges.
  • To take advantage of the new algorithm, use the Polyhedral group in the Model Inspector, click the Face button and use its popover to increase the out-of-plane tolerance to (say) 0.5 Å. For best results, we also recommend clicking the Geometry popup and choosing: Allow Concave.
  • Miscellaneous. This version includes miscellaneous enhancements and fixes.
  • Longer atom vectors can now be defined. Earlier versions had a maximum 10 Å limit, which now been removed.
  • Move selection and edit coordinates now show the correct units depending on the screen coordinates checkbox selection.
  • Move selection and edit coordinates commands automatically set the focus and select the text in the 'x' cell.
  • Removed the (disabled) "Relax Slab" command from the Transform menu.
  • Resolve a situation where extremely-distorted polyhedra sometimes had missing segments.
  • Anion-anion bonds are again generated as part of the Auto-Bonding algorithm.

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3 Reviews of CrystalMaker

Leesa
11 July 2014
Version: 9.0.4

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$750.00??? I'm stunned... I can't even afford the Expansion Pack to Diablo III.
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Leesa
11 July 2014
Version: 9.0.4
$750.00??? I'm stunned... I can't even afford the Expansion Pack to Diablo III.
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4.75
Tom Albright
03 August 2003
Version: 6.2.2
Tim is absolutely right-on! This is far and away the best molecular illustration program on the market.
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Anonymous
09 June 2003
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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