Name: CrystalMaker for Mac
Release Date: 13 Jan 2017
Mac Platform: Intel
OS version:OS X 10.6 or later
Web Site: http://www.crystalmaker.com/crystalmaker/
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 9.2.9:
・Improved LAMMPS File Import. Some users are working with massive structures, output as "dump" files from the LAMMPS program. In order to track atoms within these massive datasets, the atom label is required. Unfortunately, CrystalMaker's 6-character label limit can mean that labels end up being truncated - especially if they have a two-character element symbol as the prefix. In this version, CrystalMaker detects possible label overflow and will either truncate the symbol (prefix) to one character, or omit it entirely. This allows up to 1-million unique atom IDs (from 0 to 999,999).
・Smart View Sorting. Earlier versions of CrystalMaker allowed sorting of views in ascending or descending order, using the view labels. This used a straightforward string comparison (e.g., "alpha" comes before "zulu"). Sorting has been made smarter in this version, taking account of numerical suffices so that numbered views are sorted in a more human-readable manner (e.g., "10" appears after "2" and not before).
・Updated User's Guide, including notes on file synchronization and Apple's recent withdrawal of support for QuickTime for Windows.
・When reading atom vector data ("AVEC" card) from a CrystalMaker text file, CrystalMaker no longer enforces a minimum vector length of 1.5 Å. Instead, vectors are plotted as defined by the input data, even if this means that some (extra-short) vectors will be hidden inside their host atom.
・Updated View Direction when loading a CrystalMaker binary file. Some older files were saved with their view directions inverted. This is now automatically corrected when reading the files into the program.
・Fixed a possible crash when reading from a LAMMPS file with long atom label strings