help : 3D picture of DNA helix, but with letters

Sergio sergioal at bbm1.ucm.es
Fri Aug 3 10:36:24 EST 2001


What about the phosphate-ribose strand? Just a ribbon?
A good pdb viewer (i use weblab viewerpro) allows you to modify the way of
viewing the molecule (from a .pdb file), so you can display the strands as
ribbons and the bases as a ladder. I don't know if you can display them as
letters...
If you want to redraw the DNA molecule (and you don't care about the scale,
angles, etc.) you coul use a general purpose 3D drawing program.
I think corel have a module to draw in 3D... i don't remember the name since i
didn't install this part o fthe package.


peider wrote:

> Hi.
>
> I want to make a picture of a 3D DNA helix, but instead of a structure
> model, I need
> to put in letters, so the twisted helix shows just letters.
>
> Any suggestions to whap program can do that?
>
> Best regards  :-)
>
> Jacob Hofman-Bang




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