Development of a New Molecular Visualization Package: Makiko

Mitsuo SHOJIa* and Makiko SHOJIb

aDepartment of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, 464-8603, Japan
bDepartment of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University
Machikaneyama-cho 1-1, Toyonaka, Osaka, 560-0043, Japan

(Received: May 18, 2009; Accepted for publication: August 25, 2009)

We have developed an original program package for molecular visualizations. This program (Makiko) allows us to visualize molecular structures, molecular orbitals, normal mode vectors, spin structures and their dynamics in fine graphics. The Makiko program is written in Java language, Makiko could be used on a wide variety of different operating systems. High program extensibility of Makiko is also available. Thus the Makiko program package would be useful to develop new program tools for molecular visualizations, structure analyses, and interfaces for other computational programs, including editorial functions for their input/output files. The Makiko program package will be provided free of charge.

Keywords: Makiko, Molecular Visualization Package, Java, Java3D

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