simon.andrews at bbsrc.ac.uk
Thu Aug 16 10:13:09 EST 2001
Ben Tristem wrote:
> I would like a fast, simple and effective 3D molecular visualisation
> program for the PC, preferably freeware. It's to help me visualise
> the molecules I am encountering in A-Level biology.
A few choices;
Swiss PDB Viewer: Comprehensive package, with every viewing
option you could want (including stereo!), but a
bit of a steep learning curve;
Rasmol: Very simple, very quick, easy to use for basic
visualisation. No real accommodation for multiple
structures, and many advanced features are through
a command line interface.
Protein Explorer: Web-based protein visualisation. Simple interface
good basic viewing features. Can load any file from the PDB
and also from a load disk. Requires the Chime plugin and
Weblab Lite: Free cut down version of Weblab viewer Pro. Very pretty
graphics in real time, but only basic viualisation options.
Needs you to register to download, but it's free once you've
I'm sure that one of these should meet your needs!
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