> >>>>> "Robert" == Robert M Smith <rmsmith at unix.amherst.edu> writes:
> In article <2q464e$9s2 at amhux3.amherst.edu> rmsmith at unix.amherst.edu (Robert
M. Smith) writes:
>> Robert> I am interested in acquiring protein viewing software
> Robert> for a PC. I use an SGI Iris with Quanta and CHARMm at lab
> Robert> but would like to be able to view certain results
> Robert> graphically from home. Ideally, I would like something
> Robert> that would allow me to display color SVGA stick figures,
> Robert> rotate them, and even display van der Waals radii (as
> Robert> dots, not solids). High resolution and the ability to
> Robert> rotate are essential as is low cost (<$200). Any
> Robert> assistance is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
You may want to check out a package called molimage, which was written by
a colleage of mine, Duncan McRee.
It sounds like just what you are looking for. Its a windows
based protein viewer, and has a very nice interface for rotating, clipping,
coloring, labeling, vdw surfaces, and cpk solids. It also has a ray-tracer
which can be used to generate really eye-popping rendered images. I use it
with a Pentium, but performance on a fast 486 is also quite acceptable.
I think he is selling it for around $100. You can drop him a line at
dem at scripps.edu