New Diamond Version 4.5.0
January 18, 2018
A minor update 4.5.0 of "Diamond", our software for crystal and molecular structure visualization, has just become available. This new version contains some new or improved functions and a few bug fixes:
- Frame selection in video creation
Before you create a video (cf. "Tools/Video Sequence" submenu) from a sequence of bitmap files that Diamond has stored during a pair of "Start" and "Stop" commands, you now have the chance to skip unwanted pictures ("frames") from being included in the video file (or in the series of image files, rsp.). The de-selection of unwanted frames is done in the new "Choose Frames" dialog.
- POV-Ray sequences from recorded pictures
There are new commands in the "Tools/POV-Ray" submenu that create a series of POV-Ray scene files, a series of image files, or a video file (or all files) from the pictures that are recorded between an initializing "Start Recording POV-Ray Sequence" and a terminating "Stop Sequence" command.
- POV-Ray sequences from selected pictures
The new command
"Tools/POV-Ray/Create Sequence from Pictures..." lets POV-Ray render a series of images or a video from the pictures that are currently selected in the thumbnail preview.
- POV-Ray animations
The new command "Animated POV-Ray Scene" creates a series of images or a video from a rotation or shift animation of a single structure picture.
- Some minor bugs could be resolved.
Diamond version 4 customers should use the online update function (menu "Help/Online update") or check the "Diamond Version 4 Update Page"
for alternative update choices.
Diamond Demo Version and Information
If you would like to learn more about Diamond, please visit the corresponding web page
where you can also download a demonstration version free-of-charge.