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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?



"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!
> Simon.

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