Wednesday, 22 July 2009

TwirlyMol - Status update re world domination

TwirlyMol was the world's first Javascript molecular viewer with shadows. It has been described as "and of course the shadows are cool" by Felix of Chemical Quantum Images.

Although TwirlyMol was only released into the wild to fend for itself in January, it has swiftly outpaced Chime and is rapidly approaching Jmol-like levels of deployment.

Well, almost. At least one other person is using it anyway. As part of a chemistry education project at the University of Wisconsin, TwirlyMol is being used on the ChemPrime wiki and on a student education portal, both of which look like two interesting resources under development. However, you should be warned - the TwirlyMol shadows have been removed!

TwirlyMol is freely available under a do-what-you-want-with-it license. You can even (*sob*) remove the shadows.


Justin said...

Sorry to remove your shadows!

Alas - although I did enjoy the shadows for interpretation, pedagogically, we were worried about the misconceptions of the interaction of light and atoms. After all... them photons don't exactly cast shadows!

The new url is here. It received high praise at the 21st BCCE!


baoilleach said...

Thanks for the update Justin. Glad to hear it's working well for you, even sans shadows!