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Welcome to CrystalMaker: an award-winning program for building, displaying, manipulating and animating all kinds of crystal & molecular structures.
CrystalMaker provides a streamlined workflow that majors on productivity: just drag-and-drop your data files into the program for instant display in spectacular photo-realistic colour. Manipulate structures in real time, with the mouse. Multiple View "bookmarks" and undo levels encourage exploration and discovery - ideal for teaching and research.
* Build Crystals & Molecules Fast! With CrystalMaker you can build any kind of crystal or molecular structure - quickly and easily. Built-in symmetry handling and the elegant spacegroup browser takes the slog out of crystallography, and the program will automatically generate all your bonds and polyhedra.
CrystalMaker provides a wide range of model types, including traditional "ball-and-stick", space-filling, polyhedral, wireframe and thermal ellipsoids. Each model type can be extensively customized, with the option of photo-realistic simpler, line-art display.
* Comprehensive Data Import & Export
Load structural data from over 15 formats, including Cambridge Structures Database, Protein Data Bank, CIF, GSAS, SHELX, etc. You can work with virtually unlimited numbers of atoms. Take advantage of our unique "Depth Profiling" tool, to rapidly scan ares of interest in massive structures - ideal for characterizing the results from computer models.
A range of output options is available for sharing data with other programs, saving structural data, bond distances, coordination environments - or even building web pages with your data.
* Outstanding 3D Graphics
Enjoy photo-realistic graphics with depth fading and perspective - plus spectacular 3D stereo. Benefit from high-resolution printing and save your graphics at user-defined sizes to a wide range of formats.
Work with massive structures, using depth profiling and measurement. Bonds and polyhedra are automatically generated, with full error propagation, plus cluster shell and coordination network visualization and powerful output options.
* Real-Time Manpulation & Measurement
Click-and-drag with the mouse, use the keyboard, or toolbar. View parallel to a lattice vector or plane normal. Continuous plot range settings for millions of atoms, bonds and polyhedra.
Move, detach, duplicate, hide, delete groups of atoms. Hide or repair molecular fragments - isolate individual molecules. Display lattice planes in any orientation; slice the crystal to investigate surfaces or internal planes - and place one structure or molecule inside another.
Preview coordination environments, clusters and shells; list bond distances and histograms on screen or save to disc. Measure bond distances, angles, torsion angles on screen. Calculate angles between planes and/or vectors.
CrystalMaker is the first program of its kind to go beyond static structures, to let you explore structural behaviour quickly and easily.
Just drag-and-drop files into the same window, then rearrange their thumbnails to build your movie timeline.
View thumbnails can be browsed and animated on screen, with the option of a full-screen slideshow. Manipulate and synchronize views, drag-and-drop thumbnails to rearrange them, then output the entire sequence as a QuickTime movie with the new Save as Movie command.
Both Mac and Windows versions let you record QuickTime movies as you work, with full control over frame rates and compression settings.
* QuickTime VR
CrystalMaker was the first application of its kind to support QuickTime Virtual Reality (VR). With this technology, you can save a self-contained, fully-rotatable model of your crystal or molecule. The resulting model can be viewed in any QuickTime-savvy application or web browser, on Mac or Windows. Users can rotate the model just by clicking and dragging the mouse - no complicated plug-ins to download or interfaces to load! Ideal for multimedia, presentations and student browsing.
* Diffraction Support
Diffraction patterns can be simulated for any displayed crystal structure, with just a single menu command - thanks to our CrystalDiffract (powder diffraction) and SingleCrystal (X-ray, neutron and TEM single-crystal diffraction) programs. SingleCrystal can be linked with CrystalMaker, so as you rotate your structure its diffraction pattern rotates, and vice versa.