GDIS is a visualization program for small molecules, crystals, and solution cells. It is in development, but is nonetheless fairly functional. It has support for BIOSYM, XYZ, XTL, MARVIN, and GULP files, and assorted tools for visualization, animation, and model creation. Rendering of molecules and energy minimization are also possible via Povray and GULP.
Release Notes: Crystal morphologies can now be rendered as solid glass-like objects. See the Web page for a sample screen shot. In addition, an arbitrary molecular cluster can be analyzed for the presence of symmetry elements. Consequently, the point group, if any, can be ascertained. The number of loadable file types has also been expanded via babel conversion.
Release Notes: GDIS has been given a slightly different look with models (and associated properties) displayed using a GTK tree. Crystal unit cells and space group information is now processed with SgInfo. Crystal habits can also be displayed (via cdd). Prettier element data display is also available (via gperiodic). Some sample data files to illustrate the above are included in the tgz package (*.gin and *.xtl for space groups and *.gmf for morphology).
Release Notes: Yellow lines and labels are now drawn between selected atoms in info modes. Handling of different bit-depth displays was improved.