Protein Data Bank Files?

user name unknown noel at chpc.utexas.edu
Mon Aug 3 12:06:30 EST 1992

In article <TIBBS.92Jul30125652 at karazm.math.uh.edu> tibbs at karazm.math.uh.edu (Jason L Tibbitts III) writes:
>We have a simplistic renderer for the PDB files, but I'm curious as to
>whether or not there exists a renderer (a ray tracer or the like) that can
>read PDB files, or if there exist conversion programs to get these files
>into something that a renderer can read.  Source code that is compilable on
>or portable to Unix (SGI) systems would be preferable.

Try using Antonio Costa's rtrace 7.3 which is a general purpose
ray-tracer.  He has written a few filters which convert
a PDB file into something easily digestable by rtrace. (I have 
used rtrace with excellent results).
His email address is: acc at basinger.inescn.pt

>We have the same problem with MSF files from Polygen's Quanta.

Antonio may be able to help you with this.

>Thanks for any information,
>Jason L. Tibbitts III - tibbs at math.uh.edu - (713) 743-3466 - XYX23
>System Administrator: University of Houston Mathematics Department
>Moderator of comp.sys.amiga.reviews (amiga-reviews at math.uh.edu)
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