style guide
Style #1: "The Super"
Random-generated superellipsoid shapes from spheres to cubes to cylinders, with random rotation for a nice and clean look; customizable parameters including the color and size of atoms and bonds, as well as the range of superellipsoid shapes, for example, you can choose all cubes for atoms, or use a combination of shapes as shown; both 8-bit JPEG and 16-bit PNG files (with additional 8-bit transparency channels, so you can copy/paste it directly to any background without interference) are available.
the super
Style #2: "The Glassy"
Double-layered atoms in glassy spheres; customizable parameters including the color and size of atoms, bond thickness, and the transparency of glassy spheres. Both 8-bit JPEG and 16-bit PNG files (with additional 8-bit transparency channels) are available.
the glassy
Style #3: "The Capsule"
Since encapsulation has been widely used in today's dosage forms especially for oral drugs, this design uses capsule models for atoms, which are in free rotation and connected by half-transparent sticks. Customizable parameters include the color and size of capsules, and the bonds connecting them although in general the current settings for sticks show better impact visually from our experience. Both 8-bit JPEG and 16-bit PNG files (with additional 8-bit transparency channels) are available.
the capsule
Style #4: "The Heart"
All atoms are heart-shaped, which may imply (1) it is a drug for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases such as those beta blockers, antihypertensive, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, antiadrenergic agents, antiplatelet drugs, thrombolytics, and calcium channel blockers; (2) the meaning that a combination of love and therapeutic drugs would be a better cure, which may especially apply to those painkillers such as NSAIDs or CNS drugs such as antidepressants. Atoms are connected with half-transparency bonds in a single color (for a better look in general). Customizable parameters include the color and size of hearts, and bond thickness. Both 8-bit JPEG and 16-bit PNG files (with additional 8-bit transparency channels) are available.
the heart
Style #5: "The Super-Glassy"
Technically, it is a combination of "The Super" and "The Glassy" styles; therefore, all parameters that are applied to those two styles above can be customized here. Both 8-bit JPEG and 16-bit PNG files (with additional 8-bit transparency channels) are available.
the super glassy
Style #6: "The Shiny"
Double-layered atoms either with no reflection (the "classic" finish best for scientific presentation or publication, the left side of image below) or with very shiny reflections on spheres only (the right side of image below). Customizable parameters are the color and size of atoms and bonds, and the reflection (on/off). Both 8-bit JPEG and 16-bit PNG files (with additional 8-bit transparency channels) are available.
the shiny
Style #7: "The Swirl-Cone"
Atoms look like swirl cones with the indication of "sweet addict" (similarly, many drugs/chemicals are addictive too, such as barbiturates, amphetamine, benzodiazepines, alcohol, heroin, cocaine, tobacco, cannabis, and ecstasy). Another meaning of this design would be the "bittersweet" nature for most of therapeutic drugs. Customizable parameters include the color and size of cones and swirls. Both 8-bit JPEG and 16-bit PNG files (with additional 8-bit transparency channels) are available.
the swirl cone
Style #8: "The Ovoid"
Atoms are egg-shaped, a design for general use although it may indicate those drugs for obstetrics and gynaecology (OB/GYN). Customizable parameters include the color, size and shape of eggs, as well as the bonds connecting them although in general the current settings for sticks show better impact visually from our experience. Both 8-bit JPEG and 16-bit PNG files (with additional 8-bit transparency channels) are available.
the ovoid
Style #9: "The Mesh"
Atoms are created as big meshes. Customizable parameters include the color, size and density of mesh, as well as the bonds connecting them. Both 8-bit JPEG and 16-bit PNG files (with additional 8-bit transparency channels) are available.
the mesh
Style #10: "The Virus-Killer"
Atoms are created to simulate the shapes of virus/bacteria with the chemical bonds built as needles/spears piecing through atoms, for the meaning of virus killing functions by those anti-viral, anti-bacterial, antifungal, antimalarial, and antiparasitical drugs in general. Customizable parameters include the color and size of virus-like shapes, as well as the needle length and thickness. Both 8-bit JPEG and 16-bit PNG files (with additional 8-bit transparency channels) are available.
the virus killer
Style #11: "The Glowing"
Glowing spheres are used to represent all atoms (without bonding for a cleaner look). Although this style can be applied to any molecules in general, it does have better effects when applied to those molecules with recognizable patterns such as DNA/RNA or some simple molecules. Customizable parameters include the color and size of glowing spheres; sticks can be added for simple molecules if needed. Only 8-bit JPEG files on a black or dark grey background are available.
the glowing
Style #12: "The Cartoon"
Several categories of protein/peptide drugs have been very successful in recent years, and here is a typical cartoon representation for protein/peptide drugs with or without individual amino acid residues included, using the similar settings in the style "The Shiny" (the non-reflection version). Customizable parameters include the color, width, thickness of helices, sheets and loops, as well as those settings for individual residues as listed in the style "The Shiny". Both 8-bit JPEG and 16-bit PNG files (with additional 8-bit transparency channels) are available.
the cartoon
Style #13: "The Photo"
Models are built using a standard ball and stick set (as shown) with photos taken on white background (with or without additional settings such as books, notebooks, real drug capsules and tablets, or standard prescription bottles), using a professional camera; available only for relatively small molecules.
the photo