Any program to create a spacefilling 3d-model from PDB-files?

David Lapointe dlapoint at ici.net
Mon Jan 13 11:07:35 EST 1997

In article <5b3bm3$1dfr at rs18.hrz.th-darmstadt.de>, martin at tutor.oc.chemie.th-darmstadt.de (Martin Kroeker) wrote:
>Stephen Williams (s.m.williams.bcm at bham.ac.uk) wrote:
>: There is an add on to PovRay to enable it to read PDB files. I only
>: had a quick look a couple of months back but never got around to using
>: it properly. E-mail me if you're interested and I'll try to find out
>: where I downloaded it from.

Just for the record, Walnut Creek CDROM has a CD called 'RayTrace' which 
contains the source for this converter. info at cdrom.com might help you find the 
author.  Their website is at  www.cdrom.com. Unfortunately they don't have the 
sources for pdb2pov there.

 I tried the source out of the box using Borland C++ but got a number of 
exceptions generated ( PC term for errors ).  Mostly array index problems.  
For what it's worth, I ended up writting a PDB PERL script to do the 
conversion.  PDB files are very easy to parse.


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