[KACT] Animation Software

  • From: "Deters, Kelly" <DetersK@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 11:23:35 -0500

From another ListServ (I think), I heard about ChemSense animation software.  
I've been looking for a good, easy to use, cheap (preferably free) software to 
use to create animations of molecular movement/processes as a part of the 
ancilliary materials for my new textbook.  I've looked at several, and this is 
by far the easiest and fastest to learn.  

You can see it and download it at www.chemsense.org and there's a 5 page "Quick 
Start" guide (PDF file) you can download that really does show you all you need 
to know to get you started.  They also have examples made by teachers and 
students on their site, and activities designed that you could do with your 

I played with it this morning and made a movie in about an hour--I can see that 
my next one will go much faster as with anything, there is a learning curve!  
You can see my first attempt at 


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