VIEWMOL is a graphical front end for computational chemistry programs.
It is able to graphically aid in the generation of molecular structures for
computations and to visualize their results. The program's capabilities
VIEWMOL includes a Python interpreter for automation.
- Building and editing of molecules
- Visualization of the geometry of a molecule
- Tracing of a geometry optimization or a MD trajectory
- Animation of normal vibrations or to show them as arrows
- Drawing of IR, Raman, and inelastic neutron scattering spectra
- Drawing of an MO energy level or density of states diagram
- Drawing of basis functions, molecular orbitals, and electron densities
- Display of forces acting on each atom in a certain configuration
- Display of Miller planes in crystals
- Calculation of thermodynamic properties for molecules and reactions
- Drawings generated by VIEWMOL can be saved as TIFF, PNG, HPGL,
or PostScript files
- Animations of normal modes can be converted to a video file (MPEG),
e. g. for inclusion into World Wide Web documents (requires additional
programs available on the Internet)
- Interface to the ray tracing program POVRAY (input
file generation and use of POVRAY from within VIEWMOL)
- Input and output in a variety of formats, new formats can be added
easily by the user
At present VIEWMOL includes input filters for DISCOVER, DMOL3,
GAMESS, GAUSSIAN 9X, GULP, MOPAC, PQS, and
TURBOMOLE outputs as well as for PDB files (VIEWMOL is therefore
suited as a viewer for structural data on the World Wide Web). Structures can
be saved as Accelrys' car-files, MDL files, and TURBOMOLE coordinate
files. VIEWMOL can generate input files for GAUSSIAN 9X.
VIEWMOL's file format has been added to OPENBABEL so that
OPENBABEL can serve as an input as well as an output filter for coordinates.
VIEWMOL supports a space ball as input device.
Jörg-Rüdiger Hill Fri Oct 31 14:19:21 CET 2003