# Is it possible to export a rotating .gif format picture from chemapps.stolaf.edu?

I mainly use chemapps.stolaf.edu to get the 3D structure of a molecule from the SMILES. It renders the molecules as:

I have the option to rotate the image by specifying the $x$, $y$, and $z$ spin rates:

However I can't seem to find a way to save a spinning image as such. I can only save .png files. I need spinning images to demonstrate 3D images. Can anyone help me get a spinning image?

• You can download Jmol, the Java applet that is hosted on that website. With it you can export to an animated gif. – Thomas Jungers Jun 13 '17 at 6:10
• @ThomasJungers Thanks for your input, but what does "Java applet" mean(I'm not good with computer terminologies)? Can you point exactly where it's hosted? – Pritt says Reinstate Monica Jun 13 '17 at 6:14
• A Java applet is basically a software for websites, written in Java. There is a standalone version of Jmol (that you can run directly on your computer) that you can download here : jmol.sourceforge.net – Thomas Jungers Jun 13 '17 at 6:17
• You should preferably use JSmol as its the latest version and does not need java as it runs in a web browser. See also www.molecule-viewer.com for a large number of examples rotatable molecules comprising all point groups also written using JSmol via javascript. – porphyrin Jun 13 '17 at 8:39

• If you are using Chocolatey package manager on Windows, choco install screentogif and you are good to go. – andselisk Jun 28 '17 at 6:22