www.molwave.com
3D Molecular Symmetry Info
Go to 3DMolSym homepage
:: Overview
:: Perform Operation Button
:: Perform Operation Slider
:: Animation Speed Slider
:: Escape Operation Button

Overview

When a symmetry element is selected from the Elements' selection panel and displayed in the 3D Screen, the user can animate the corresponding symmetry operation either manually or automatic.

Automatic animation is achieved by clicking the Perform Operation Button.

Manual animation is achieved by dragging the Perform Operation Slider.

During the animation the molecule’s initial geometry is displayed as a semitransparent “ghost” structure.

The animation’s speed can be adjusted by the Animation Speed slider.

The animation can be paused and restarted by clicking the Perform Operation Button or by clicking the Perform Operation Slider.

During the animation of a symmetry operation the user can still manipulate the molecule either freely by dragging it, or by the appropriate buttons, whereas the drop menus and panels referring to molecules, point groups and symmetry elements are inactive.

Perform Operation Button

Pressing the Perform Operation Button starts the animation of the motion of each atom and bond during the symmetry operation in the 3D screen .
The animation you can paused and restarted by pressing the Perform Operation Button.
The progress of the symmetry operation is indicated by the position of the Perform Operation Slider.

Perform Operation Slider

The symmetry operation can be animated manually by dragging the Perform Operation Slider.
The symmetry operation can be also animated by pressing the left and right buttons of the Perform Operation Slider.
When a symmetry operation is completed, the slider is rewinded to its starting position.

Animation Speed Slider

The speed of the animation is controlled by the Animation Speed Slider.

Escape Operation Button

The animation can be aborted any time by clicking the Escape Operation Button.