> Like many others, I'm amazed by the performance/price ratios of the
> i486-based PCs. Three years ago, I was a fan of the Macintosh and
> considered the PCs with some condescencion. Now I'm changing my mind. Even
> the monstruous MS-Windows is quite fast!
>> Well, we need here a graphics system to *visualize* protein
> structures. Not edit them and perform huge calculations. Just visualize in
> a comfortable environment. We thought of a SGI Indigo machine. But now...
>> Does anyone know a good molecular graphics package for the PC,
> running -for example- under MS-Windows or SCO Unix (X-Windows) ? Can be
> commercial if necessary.
>> Thank you.
> J-L. Risler Bionet at frcgm51.bitnet> Centre de Genetique Moleculaire Risler at frcgm51.bitnet> 91190 Gif sur Yvette France
You might try PCMODEL available as a shareware program.
there are some real possibilities, but software is needed
to convert the Brookhaven to PCMODEL format. There is a hint
that this program is available on registration ($70.00).
The main problem with
the Brookhaven format is that PCMODEL requries a connect table.
One would also like the possibility of showing only the alpha
carbon backbone. This could also be done with the proper manipulation
of the Brookhaven format. I have tried this on a 486 and
there is another commercial program from hyperchem. This has
been advertised in Science. It looks very powerful--lets you
do molecular dynamics calculations, etc. But the price is rather steep.