I'm pretty close to having a fully functional 3D model kit in Jmol. It's
associated with the minimization package in terms of Jar files. I don't
doubt that there are still things to do -- I just quickly made up a couple
of icons, and there are definitely a few bugs. One nice thing is that
CTRL-Z/CTRL-Y perform undo/redo actions. I've been working with the Jmol
application, not the applet for this. Two new buttons at the top on the
toolbar -- [modelkit] in the center group, because really what it is is a
redefinition of what picking does, and [*] on the right -- just to make it
simple to see all models.
Using the model kit right now with more than one model present is
problematic. Still working on that. Right now you can delete and "sprout"
new atoms and change bonds in any displayed model, but that needs to be
changed to allow that only for the last model in the set. That's because as
atoms are added, they are always added to the last model. But this is
allowing you to seemingly put bonds in between models. Still, it's a start,
Robert M. Hanson
Professor of Chemistry
St. Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Ave.
Northfield, MN 55057
If nature does not answer first what we want,
it is better to take what answer we get.
-- Josiah Willard Gibbs, Lecture XXX, Monday, February 5, 1900