DCVGCMD:Basic Layout

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Introduction
Background
Basic Layout
Examples
Problems
Run Simulation
Assessment
Credits
Etomica Modules

When you start up the applet, you should encounter a window that looks something like this:

DCVGCMD BeginSim001.gif

The first item on the "Control Panel" is the "Control Box", which contains buttons that :

  1. Start and stop the simulation (Start button)
  2. Restart the simulation from its initial state (Reinitialize button)
  3. Reset averages by discarding any previous contributions (Reset averages button)
  4. Expand the box to allow the formation of the vapor phase (Expand button)

Where you can

  • Change the Temperature
  • Change the values of mu, to change the chemical potential difference

The following table outlines the features available for manipulating the three dimensional figure.

Key/Mouse Combination

Function

h

Move figure to home (original) position.

r

Center the figure on the display. If the figure is rotated, it will remain rotated.

x or X

Rotate figure around the X axis. Case of letter determines direction of rotation.

y or Y

Rotate figure around the Y axis. Case of letter determines direction of rotation.

z or Z

Rotate figure around the Z axis. Case of letter determines direction of rotation.

=

Zoom in on center of graphic.

-

Zoom out on center of graphic.

p

Toggle "perspective" on/off.

1 - 9

Set the number of "shells" to display.

i

Toggle "shell" display on/off.

a

Toggle molecule display on/off.

Left Mouse Button + Mouse Drag

Rotate the figure in the direction of the mouse drag (only applicable to X and Y axis.

Right Mouse Button + Mouse Drag

Move the figure in the direction of the mouse drag.

Ctrl + Left Mouse Button + Mouse Drag

Set depth percentage.

Ctrl + Right Mouse Button + Mouse Drag

Set slab percentage.

Shift + Left Mouse Button + Mouse Drag Up

Zoom in on center of graphic.

Shift + Left Mouse Button + Mouse Drag Down

Zoom out on center of graphic.

Shift + Right Mouse Button + Mouse Drag

Inertially rotate in direction of mouse drag.

Shift + Right Mouse Button Click

Stop Inertial rotation.

Ctrl + Shift + Left Mouse Button Drag

Rotate around the Z axis.