Molecular Graphics

under Windows


Molecular Graphics programs grphically display the structure of molecules. These structures can be determined experimentally (i.e. by X-ray diffraction) or computationally. In addition, some programs can display the motions of the atoms in an animated display, or properties such as the probabilistic distribution of the electrons (i.e. the atomic or molecular orbitals).



JMOL Source | Win | Linux/Unix | MacOS
Jmol is a free, open source molecule viewer for students, educators, and researchers in chemistry and biochemistry.

MovieMol Win (DOS)
MovieMol displays molecular structures and movies of MD trajectories or normal vibrations.

POLYWIEW-3D Web based
Polyview-3D (by Alexey Porollo and Jarek Meller, Cincinnati OH USA) makes it easy to construct publication-quality figures, or molecular views for Powerpoint slide presentations -- including animated views like the one at right. You just fill out a user-friendly form -- you don`t need to know any command language.

RasMol and OpenRasMol Source | Win | Linux/Unix | MacOS
RasMol is a program for molecular graphics visualisation originally developed by Roger Sayle. This site is provided for the convenience of users of RasMol and developers of open source versions of RasMol.

VMD Source | Win | Linux/Unix | MacOS
VMD is a molecular visualization program for displaying, animating, and analyzing large biomolecular systems using 3-D graphics and built-in scripting.