PC Protein _Viewing_.

Pedro Mendes prm at aber.ac.uk
Thu May 5 06:31:05 EST 1994

>Rob Smith writes:

>  I am interested in acquiring protein viewing software for a PC.  I use
>an SGI Iris with Quanta and CHARMm at lab but would like to be able to view
>certain results graphically from home.  Ideally, I would like something
>that would allow me to display color SVGA stick figures, rotate them,
>and even display van der Waals radii (as dots, not solids).  High
>resolution and the ability to rotate are essential as is low cost
>(<$200).  Any assistance is greatly appreciated.  Thanks.


One of the best programs for this is RasMol, which fits your bill very well 
since it is FREE SOFTWARE. The author of RasMol is currently working with 
people in Glaxo (so this can tell you of the quality of the software).

You can get RasMol by FTP from:


It may not do everything that you want but I garantee you that it is worth a 
look (and I'm sure you'll end up using it even if you get a commercial one...)

Pedro Mendes
prm at aber.ac.uk

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