Web pages - interactive 3d models - a very exciting plugin for Netscape

Steve s.m.williams.bcm at bham.ac.uk
Mon Jun 17 10:46:21 EST 1996


I found a very exciting plugin for Netscape last week.

If you design web pages and are interested in displaying rotating 3D
Models on the web and you haven't seen MDL's Chemscape Chime plugin,
for Netscape, for displaying the interactive rotating 3D Models. Then
I fully reckond doing so. Its far better than AVI, MOV or animated
GIF's because they're fully interactive. An excellent teaching tool!

The URL for MDL is:

http://www.mdli.com/mdlhome.html

to download the plugin and links to some excellent examples (esecially
the one for The photosynthetic reaction centre from the purple
bacterium Rhodopseudomonas viridis) of of what can be done. Some
models a colleague and myself have started to work on can be seen at:

http://iptunix.bcm.bham.ac.uk/sjwb/models.html   , or,
http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/biochemistry

The code for the plugin is based on Rasmol. So you can view pdb files
over the web as 3D Models and change different aspects of the model to
look the way you want you ccan even have the model rotating. Most of
the functions of RASMOL are supported by chime. To create web pages
using chime you need to add a few lines to the httpd.conf (I think)
file on your web server. See FAQ on the chemscape chime page.

Anybody else downloaded the plugin yet? Any views?

Steve

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