Selection Drop Menu
Click the Molecule Selection drop menu to see the molecules that are
included in the program. The molecules are listed alphabetically by name.
Their molecular formula and point group are also displayed in the menu.
Click any line to load a molecule.
The first line (“No Molecule Selected”) deselects the displayed
molecule, if any.
Normal Mode Selection Drop Menu
Click the Normal Mode Selection drop menu to see the normal modes of
the selected molecule. Its normal modes are listed by their experimental
frequency. Their type and symmetry are also displayed in the menu.
Click any line to select a normal mode and to animate the molecule respectively.
The first line (“No Normal Mode Selected “) deselects the
selected normal mode, if any.
Move the mouse over a spectral line to see information about
the corresponding normal mode.
Click a spectral line to select the corresponding normal mode. Upon selecting
a mode from the simplified spectrum the Normal Mode Selection Drop Menu
Use the Displacement slider to increase or to decrease the
length of the displacements of the atoms.
Frame Rate Slider
Use the Frame Rate slider to increase or to decrease the
speed of the animation.
Use the Stop/Play button to stop or to start the animation
of a molecule. This button is active only when a normal mode is selected.
Show/Hide Mode Button
Use the Show/Hide Mode button to show or to hide the vectors
that represent the displacement of the atoms for the selected normal mode.
This button is active only when a normal mode is selected.
Use the Zoom button to increase or to decrease the size
of the molecule.
A selected and displayed on the 3D Screen molecule can be
freely rotated by clicking on any atom or bond and dragging the mouse
around. The molecule’s orientation changes according to the mouse
Furthermore the user can directly rotate the molecule around a specific
axis by pressing the following special keys and dragging the mouse.
||Rotate about Y-axis
||Rotate about Z-axis
|SHIFT + CONTROL
||Rotate about X-axis