Web Components Builder

iChemLabs desktop tools have the ability to generate ChemDoodle Web Components for you, so you do not need to master Javascript to build dynamic and interactive chemical structures and components for your web pages. ChemDoodle provides an interface for building 2D structure and spectrum components. ChemDoodle 3D allows you to build 3D components.

Generating ChemDoodle Web Components

To generate a ChemDoodle Web Component, execute the following steps in ChemDoodle/ChemDoodle 3D:

  1. Select the File > Generate Web Component. . . menu item. Make sure to first have drawn or loaded any content you wish to be displayed in ChemDoodle/ChemDoodle 3D.
  2. Choose the Type of component you would like to create. In ChemDoodle, if you did not previously select content for the component and the Type of component chosen requires content, then click on the Select button and choose the content to be displayed in the component. In ChemDoodle 3D, all of the content in the current scene will be used.
  3. As is shown in the following figure, set the size of the component and the component name (a random name is generated for you to avoid name clashes).
  4. The Generate ChemDoodle Web Component Interface

    The Generate ChemDoodle Web Component Interface

  5. Define any visual specifications for the component. It will inherit compatible visual specifications from the current style sheet in ChemDoodle/ChemDoodle 3D.
  6. In the Relevant Startup Parameters tree, select any Javascript variables or functions you would like to define. Placeholders for them will be generated in the Javascript code.
  7. Press the Preview button to preview your ChemDoodle Web Component in your main browser as shown with Apple Safari in the following image.
  8. ChemDoodle Web Component Preview in Safari

    ChemDoodle Web Component Preview in Safari

  9. Make any changes, if necessary.
  10. Click the Generate button to generate the Javascript for the component.

Paste the generated Javascript directly in your webpage (in the tag) in the location you prefer the component to appear. Sample output is shown here. You must first install the ChemDoodle Web Components library for your webpage for these components to work. Installation instructions are provided under the download page.



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<script>
  // generated in ChemDoodle 3D, www.chemdoodle3d.com
  var content15932 = new ChemDoodle.io.JSONInterpreter().contentFrom({"m":[{"a":[{"x":-0.7168,"i":"a0","y":-2.7465,"z":0.1135},{"x":-1.8203,"i":"a1","y":-3.3663,"z":0.6026,"l":"O"},{"x":-1.6568,"i":"a2","y":-4.7052,"z":1.0743},{"x":-2.9992,"i":"a3","y":-5.234,"z":1.5836},{"x":-0.8021,"i":"a4","y":-1.4325,"z":-0.3667},{"x":-2.0915,"i":"a5","y":-0.7162,"z":-0.3426},{"x":-2.1001,"i":"a6","y":0.6016,"z":-0.0076,"l":"N"},{"x":-3.2885,"i":"a7","y":1.307,"z":0.0266},{"x":-4.4691,"i":"a8","y":0.6381,"z":-0.2892},{"x":-5.4838,"i":"a9","y":1.5443,"z":-0.1824,"l":"N"},{"x":-6.9049,"i":"a10","y":1.282,"z":-0.4232},{"x":-3.6283,"i":"a11","y":2.6315,"z":0.3232},{"x":-4.9229,"i":"a12","y":2.771,"z":0.1998,"l":"N"},{"x":-2.6621,"i":"a13","y":3.7178,"z":0.7201},{"x":-2.1638,"i":"a14","y":4.4401,"z":-0.5332},{"x":-1.183,"i":"a15","y":5.543,"z":-0.1303},{"x":-3.1872,"i":"a16","y":-1.3764,"z":-0.6514,"l":"N"},{"x":-4.3903,"i":"a17","y":-0.7806,"z":-0.6419},{"x":-5.3976,"i":"a18","y":-1.4071,"z":-0.9305,"l":"O"},{"x":0.341,"i":"a19","y":-0.805,"z":-0.8679},{"x":1.5425,"i":"a20","y":-1.4796,"z":-0.8872},{"x":1.6225,"i":"a21","y":-2.7784,"z":-0.412},{"x":0.5017,"i":"a22","y":-3.4082,"z":0.0918},{"x":2.9834,"i":"a23","y":-0.6867,"z":-1.5196,"l":"S"},{"x":2.5275,"i":"a24","y":0.3326,"z":-2.3984,"l":"O"},{"x":3.7162,"i":"a25","y":0.0837,"z":-0.25,"l":"N"},{"x":4.7268,"i":"a26","y":-0.6035,"z":0.5684},{"x":5.9708,"i":"a27","y":0.2871,"z":0.6549},{"x":5.5827,"i":"a28","y":1.6195,"z":1.1366,"l":"N"},{"x":6.7658,"i":"a29","y":2.4503,"z":1.3973},{"x":3.3781,"i":"a30","y":1.4753,"z":0.0853},{"x":4.6713,"i":"a31","y":2.2823,"z":0.1942},{"x":3.8671,"i":"a32","y":-1.7235,"z":-1.9239,"l":"O"},{"x":-1.303,"i":"a33","y":-5.3369,"z":0.2595,"l":"H"},{"x":-0.9296,"i":"a34","y":-4.7182,"z":1.8862,"l":"H"},{"x":-2.8745,"i":"a35","y":-6.2553,"z":1.9434,"l":"H"},{"x":-3.353,"i":"a36","y":-4.6023,"z":2.3984,"l":"H"},{"x":-3.7264,"i":"a37","y":-5.221,"z":0.7718,"l":"H"},{"x":-1.2674,"i":"a38","y":1.0494,"z":0.2091,"l":"H"},{"x":-7.3783,"i":"a39","y":0.9648,"z":0.5059,"l":"H"},{"x":-7.386,"i":"a40","y":2.1909,"z":-0.7844,"l":"H"},{"x":-7.0076,"i":"a41","y":0.495,"z":-1.1704,"l":"H"},{"x":-3.165,"i":"a42","y":4.4301,"z":1.3742,"l":"H"},{"x":-1.8154,"i":"a43","y":3.2767,"z":1.246,"l":"H"},{"x":-1.6609,"i":"a44","y":3.7278,"z":-1.1873,"l":"H"},{"x":-3.0105,"i":"a45","y":4.8813,"z":-1.0592,"l":"H"},{"x":-0.3363,"i":"a46","y":5.1019,"z":0.3957,"l":"H"},{"x":-0.828,"i":"a47","y":6.0576,"z":-1.0232,"l":"H"},{"x":-1.6859,"i":"a48","y":6.2553,"z":0.5238,"l":"H"},{"x":0.2831,"i":"a49","y":0.2072,"z":-1.24,"l":"H"},{"x":2.5681,"i":"a50","y":-3.2999,"z":-0.4316,"l":"H"},{"x":0.572,"i":"a51","y":-4.4209,"z":0.4604,"l":"H"},{"x":4.3309,"i":"a52","y":-0.7778,"z":1.5689,"l":"H"},{"x":4.9887,"i":"a53","y":-1.5544,"z":0.1044,"l":"H"},{"x":6.6874,"i":"a54","y":-0.1553,"z":1.3468,"l":"H"},{"x":6.4244,"i":"a55","y":0.3751,"z":-0.3323,"l":"H"},{"x":7.3394,"i":"a56","y":2.5646,"z":0.4775,"l":"H"},{"x":6.4499,"i":"a57","y":3.4311,"z":1.7528,"l":"H"},{"x":7.386,"i":"a58","y":1.9716,"z":2.1552,"l":"H"},{"x":2.7489,"i":"a59","y":1.8981,"z":-0.6978,"l":"H"},{"x":2.8504,"i":"a60","y":1.5044,"z":1.0386,"l":"H"},{"x":4.444,"i":"a61","y":3.2873,"z":0.5496,"l":"H"},{"x":5.1469,"i":"a62","y":2.3411,"z":-0.7848,"l":"H"}],"b":[{"b":0,"e":1,"i":"b0"},{"b":1,"e":2,"i":"b1"},{"b":2,"e":3,"i":"b2"},{"b":0,"e":4,"i":"b3","o":2},{"b":4,"e":5,"i":"b4"},{"b":5,"e":6,"i":"b5"},{"b":6,"e":7,"i":"b6"},{"b":7,"e":8,"i":"b7","o":2},{"b":8,"e":9,"i":"b8"},{"b":9,"e":10,"i":"b9"},{"b":7,"e":11,"i":"b10"},{"b":11,"e":12,"i":"b11","o":2},{"b":9,"e":12,"i":"b12"},{"b":11,"e":13,"i":"b13"},{"b":13,"e":14,"i":"b14"},{"b":14,"e":15,"i":"b15"},{"b":5,"e":16,"i":"b16","o":2},{"b":16,"e":17,"i":"b17"},{"b":8,"e":17,"i":"b18"},{"b":17,"e":18,"i":"b19","o":2},{"b":4,"e":19,"i":"b20"},{"b":19,"e":20,"i":"b21","o":2},{"b":20,"e":21,"i":"b22"},{"b":21,"e":22,"i":"b23","o":2},{"b":0,"e":22,"i":"b24"},{"b":20,"e":23,"i":"b25"},{"b":23,"e":24,"i":"b26","o":2},{"b":23,"e":25,"i":"b27"},{"b":25,"e":26,"i":"b28"},{"b":26,"e":27,"i":"b29"},{"b":27,"e":28,"i":"b30"},{"b":28,"e":29,"i":"b31"},{"b":25,"e":30,"i":"b32"},{"b":30,"e":31,"i":"b33"},{"b":28,"e":31,"i":"b34"},{"b":23,"e":32,"i":"b35","o":2},{"b":2,"e":33,"i":"b36"},{"b":2,"e":34,"i":"b37"},{"b":3,"e":35,"i":"b38"},{"b":3,"e":36,"i":"b39"},{"b":3,"e":37,"i":"b40"},{"b":6,"e":38,"i":"b41"},{"b":10,"e":39,"i":"b42"},{"b":10,"e":40,"i":"b43"},{"b":10,"e":41,"i":"b44"},{"b":13,"e":42,"i":"b45"},{"b":13,"e":43,"i":"b46"},{"b":14,"e":44,"i":"b47"},{"b":14,"e":45,"i":"b48"},{"b":15,"e":46,"i":"b49"},{"b":15,"e":47,"i":"b50"},{"b":15,"e":48,"i":"b51"},{"b":19,"e":49,"i":"b52"},{"b":21,"e":50,"i":"b53"},{"b":22,"e":51,"i":"b54"},{"b":26,"e":52,"i":"b55"},{"b":26,"e":53,"i":"b56"},{"b":27,"e":54,"i":"b57"},{"b":27,"e":55,"i":"b58"},{"b":29,"e":56,"i":"b59"},{"b":29,"e":57,"i":"b60"},{"b":29,"e":58,"i":"b61"},{"b":30,"e":59,"i":"b62"},{"b":30,"e":60,"i":"b63"},{"b":31,"e":61,"i":"b64"},{"b":31,"e":62,"i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  var component15932 = new ChemDoodle.TransformCanvas3D('component15932', 400, 400);
  component15932.specs.backgroundColor = '#000000';
  component15932.specs.atoms_color = '#C0C0C0';
  component15932.specs.atoms_useJMOLColors = true;
  component15932.specs.atoms_resolution_3D = 30;
  component15932.specs.atoms_sphereDiameter_3D = 2.0;
  component15932.specs.atoms_useVDWDiameters_3D = true;
  component15932.specs.atoms_vdwMultiplier_3D = 0.3;
  component15932.specs.bonds_color = '#808080';
  component15932.specs.bonds_showBondOrders_3D = true;
  component15932.specs.bonds_resolution_3D = 30;
  component15932.specs.bonds_materialAmbientColor_3D = '#000000';
  component15932.specs.shapes_color = '#FFFFFF';
  component15932.specs.shapes_lineWidth_2D = 2.5;
  component15932.loadContent(content15932.molecules, content15932.shapes);
  component15932.rotationMatrix = ChemDoodle.lib.mat4.createFrom(-0.8878781455350377,-0.1520710750350469,-0.43421974485154957,0.0,0.18310063850029987,-0.9826281984747903,-0.030265157243383425,0.0,-0.42207411062755673,-0.10637768421933783,0.9002984135485771,0.0,0.0,0.0,0.0,1.0);
  component15932.repaint();
</script>

Generating ChemDoodle JSON data files for use with ChemDoodle Web Components

If you are displaying several web components with the same molecule/spectrum or are doing advanced development, it may be more efficient to generate the data first in a ChemDoodle JSON data file to be loaded into your webpage. To do this, execute the following steps:

  1. Draw all content to be used in your webpage in ChemDoodle/ChemDoodle 3D.
  2. Select the File > Save as. . . menu item.
  3. In the file chooser that appears, select the location and the name of the file to be saved.
  4. In the drop-down selection for the file type, choose iChemLabs ChemDoodle Javascript Data.
  5. Press the Save button.

All structures and spectra within the document/scene will be saved to the ChemDoodle JSON format in Javascript. To use this file, link it into the HTML page as a Javascript resource or copy and paste the source of the file into your Javascript code. Use the ChemDoodle Web Components’ API to retrieve the chemical data from the JSON object. More information on the ChemDoodle JSON format can be found in the Docs section.