3D Chemical Graphics, Animations and Modeling
for Windows, macOS and Linux
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ChemDoodle 3D is a powerhouse for working with chemistry in 3D with industry leading molecular modeling tools and best-in-class graphics.
- 3D Visualization
A new perspective on chemistry
- Beautiful Scientific Models
- Completely Customizable
- Advanced Text System
- Custom Element Color Sets
- Mesh Quality
- Gamma Correction
Easily create ultra-realistic images, sketches, cartoons, paintings and more artistic illustrations
- Shader Programs
- Shading Model
- 3D Textures
- Screen Space Ambient Occlusion
- Depth of Field
- After Effects
Interact with your structures in real-time with advanced physical simulations
- Real-time Optimization
- The Optimization Function
- Accurate Force Field Implementations
- Universal Force Field
- Merck Molecular Force Field
- General Amber Force Field
- VSEPR Force Field
- Charge Models
- Atom Typing
- Force Rendering
- Algorithm Transparency
- Parallel Processing
- Thorough Documentation
Easily analyze and visualize the symmetry of your structures
Use the Symmetry widget in ChemDoodle 3D to analyze point groups and orders for your loaded or built chemical structures and selections of atoms.
ChemDoodle 3D can render symmetry components, including inversion centers, rotation axes, reflection planes, and rotoreflection components. These renderings may be included in your scene, where you may define the colors, transparency, extent and other features of the graphics.
Easily orient and animate the symmetry components of your system using the Symmetry widget. This is a very useful tool for students and a great way to gain insight into your molecular structures.
ChemDoodle 3D will separate your atoms into symmetrically equivalent groups, called orbits. You may even color your structure by orbit, for another method to portray the symmetry of your system.
Augmented reality on your computer
Anaglyphs are a stereoscopy technique used to show images in 3D space to our eyes from a 2D image. It works by rendering the scene for each eye's perspective in a different color space. Special glasses are then used to filter out each eye's image so one eye cannot see what the other eye sees. Our brain then pieces the two images together to observe the scene in 3D space.
Anaglyphs are fully implemented with support for red-cyan, green-magenta, and amber-blue anaglyph glasses, which can be purchased cheaply from online retailers.
The Dubois method has been implemented for the most comfortable anaglyph viewing and you can control both the focal length and eye separation parameters to customize the anaglyph to your preference.
- Models & Printing
Several models have been exported from ChemDoodle 3D and printed using a 3D printer. These are great for gifts and celebrating your own scientific discoveries!
Export the objects you create for 3D printing and other CAD applications
- Model Files
- Feature Support
- Small Molecules
Build and visualize your molecules in 3D
- Intuitive Controls
- Advanced Selections
- 6 Bond Types
- Smart Bonds
- Optimize Zone
- Balls and Sticks
- Show Labels
- Add Hydrogens
- Implicit Hydrogens
- Electron Pairs
- Aromatic Representations
- Bond Deduction
- 3D Alignment
- Optimize Structures
- Cheminformatics Functions
- Database Lookup
In addition to creating beautiful graphics for small molecule structures, ChemDoodle 3D will also help you to edit and create graphics for protein and nucleic acid macromolecules. The above image was rendered in ChemDoodle 3D of Protein Data Bank entry 5LRS with two solvent accessible surfaces rendered for the protein chains and using the None shader.
3D scientific graphics, big and small!
- Protein Data Bank Format
- Macromolecular Transmission Format
- Protein Ribbon Models
- Nucleic Acid Ladder Models
- Interpolation Algorithms
- Residue Atoms and Bonds
- Periodic Systems
Unit cells are a great way to investigate repeating structures and crystals. The above image was rendered in ChemDoodle 3D of the zeolite Si-O framework, MFI, propagated along the z-axis with exponential fogging using the standard Blinn-Phong shader.
Infinitely repeating chemistry
- Crystallographic Information Format
- Unit Cells and Extrapolated Supercells
ChemDoodle 3D is designed to perform everywhere for everyone
- Operating Systems
- High DPI Support
- Light and Dark Mode Themes
- Mobile Devices
- 3rd Party Integration
- Continuously Developed
- Chemical Files
- Bitmap (Raster, Pixel) Images
- Web Components
- Thorough Documentation
Try ChemDoodle 3D before you buy
A free trial for ChemDoodle 3D lasts for 14 days with some features restricted. The trial is not an obligation and we require no identifying or financial information to start a trial. After 14 days, the trial will no longer open. Our free trials are only for evaluation purposes and any output from the trial will contain a watermark and is copyright of iChemLabs.
To start your trial, do not buy, simply download ChemDoodle 3D for your operating system below, install and open it. Then accept the EULA. The next page will ask for a license code, instead click the I have not yet purchased a license code button and then the Free Trial button to begin.
- Windows 10/11+, macOS 11/12/13/14+ (Big Sur, Monterey, Ventura, Sonoma or more recent), or Linux.
- A 64 bit (x86_64 or Apple Silicon) processor is required.
- ChemDoodle 3D requires OpenGL v2.1 drivers.
- A minimum of 1GB of memory, 2GB recommended.