MollyCule is a free open source chemistry visualization program for MacOS, Linux and Windows. MollyCule is designed to be an easy to use program to help ordinary people who want to explore chemistry.
MollyCule can produce animations automatically in real-time, that are very suitable for using alongside a powerpoint presentation or as a backdrop to class or simply for fun at home. You can also use MollyCule as a screensaver, with the built in Drifter mode.
It’s simple to produce pictures for reports and essays using MollyCule. Just set the picture up the way you like, and save it as a PNG or JPG. You don’t need to understand any complicated chemistry, and you don’t need to be clever with computers to use it. There’s a simple control panel, and no complicated menus to remember. Best of all, MollyCule has a flexible yet straightforward system for lighting.
MollyCule is completely free for download. Both the program and the source code are contained within the download package. MollyCule uses Java and Java3D technologies.