Visualisation program

Ben Tristem news at tristem.net
Thu Aug 16 17:46:04 EST 2001


As far as the viewing is concerned I'm very happy with WebLab ViewerLite. What would be the most
similar product for construction of the models?

Thanks

Ben


"Simon Andrews" <simon.andrews at bbsrc.ac.uk> wrote in message news:3B7BE304.B676E484 at bbsrc.ac.uk...
> 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;
>
> http://www.expasy.ch/spdbv/
>
>
> 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.
>
> http://www.openrasmol.org/
>
>
> Protein Explorer: Web-based protein visualisation.  Simple interface
> with
> good basic viewing features.  Can load any file from the PDB
> and also from a load disk.  Requires the Chime plugin and
> Netscape 4.x.
>
> http://www.umass.edu/microbio/chime/explorer/
>
>
> 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
> done that.
> http://www.accelrys.com/viewer/register/lite/viewerlite_reg.php
>
>
> I'm sure that one of these should meet your needs!
>
> TTFN
>
> Simon.





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