Protein image software required (PMac)
John Michael Sauder
sauder at castor.fccc.edu
Mon Aug 19 09:54:57 EST 1996
In article <4v25dt$gq at winx03.informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de> krasel at wpxx02.toxi.uni-wuerzburg.de (Cornelius Krasel) writes:
>Richard P. Grant (rpgrant at molbiol.ox.ac.uk) wrote:
>> I'm looking for software (oddly enough) that will give nice protein ribbon
>> output from a .pdb file. I'd like to be able to take the output and slap it
>> into Photoshop for annotation.
>> It must run on PowerMacs, and give me the option of rotating/tiling the
>> image freely.
>The Raster3D package doesn't run on PowerMacs (well, maybe, if you find a
>Fortran Compiler) but on Unix derivatives and gives nice protein ribbon
>drawings, especially if used together with Molscript. I don't know of *any*
>DOS/Mac-based software which produces images of comparable quality.
I haven't seen anything comparable to MolScript for power and
customizability (is that a word?). Since MolScript doesn't rely on any
graphics, I wouldn't think that it would be very difficult to port it to
another platform. Unfortunately, I don't know anyone with a Mac Fortran
If Per Kraulis is reading this, I wonder if he could enlighten us
as to whether he or anyone else has any plans on porting MolScript to the
Mac or PC...
-- Mike S. (M_Sauder at fccc.edu)
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