CrystalMaker comes with a clean and intuitive interface that offers you quick and easy access to the desired tools. In addition, you can drag and drop your data onto CrystalMaker’s main window to instantly view and analyze structures in real time.
From static structures to animations
What is more, CrystalMaker allows you to drag and drop multiple files into the same window, reorganize their thumbnails and create your own video timeline. All thumbnails can be browsed and animated in window or full-screen slideshows.
Moreover, you can handle and synchronize views, rearrange thumbnails and save your animation as a QuickTime movie that can be shared with other users.
Powerful crystal and molecule builder
By using CrystalMaker, you can quickly and effortlessly build all sorts of crystal or molecular structures. You can also take advantage of the built-in symmetry handling, the spacegroup browser and CrystalMaker’s ability to automatically generate bonds and polyhedra.
Moreover, you can build molecules by manually adding atoms and bonds while the Relax command will optimize your structure and minimize energy.
Import and export features
The great thing about CrystalMaker, is that you can load structural data from over 20 different file formats, from Cambridge Structures Database and Protein Data Bank to GSAS, GIF, SHELX, VASP, DL_POLY and more.
At the same time, you can export your structure to self-contained COLLADA files, fact that allows you to exchange data with 3D graphic apps and even 3D printers.
By using CrystalMaker, you can enjoy photo-realistic graphics with depth fading and perspective, as well as 3D stereo. You can also save your graphics to the desired resolution to a format of your choice.
Reviewed by George Popescu, last updated on November 6th, 2014
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- Redesigned Symmetry Options:
- The Symmetry Options dialog (accessed from the Crystal Editor) is now resizable vertically, making it possible to see a complete list of General Equivalent Positions (GEPs) for all spacegroups. The list now features slimline "+" and "-" buttons as well as a status bar. Clicking anywhere in the list activates the Customize option. Multiple selection is now possible (via dragging or command- or shift-clicking) which allows for the removal of multiple GEPs in one step.
- Miscellaneous Changes. This version includes improved documentation and miscellaneous bug fixes:
Application descriptionCrystalMaker is a powerful application that is able to build, manipulate and display crystal and molecular structures....