Jmol Tutorial-Authoring Template (JTAT)   --   September 22, 2018

Step-by-step instructions and a template for making your own interactive 3D molecular structure tutorials.
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The JTAT Demonstration Tutorial shows how a tutorial prepared with JTAT looks, and illustrates the major tutorial features supported by the Jmol Tutorial-Authoring Template.

Tutorials presented in 2018 JTAT (NO Java: JSmol!): Tutorials presented in 2010 JTAT (These still require Java, updates planned):
Jmol Tutorial Help, for tutorial users, is linked within JTAT Tutorials under "How To ...".

Authoring Instructions: How to create new tutorials in JTAT.

Downloading the authoring template is temporarily disabled, pending completion of updates to the documentation. If you wish to author a tutorial in JTAT, please contact emartz AT microbio DOT umass DOT edu.

View the Empty Template, ready to have molecular content inserted.
A red error message will appear at the top of JSmol, because no molecule has been specified yet. The template files are included when you download JTAT.

Version History.     Known Problems in This Version.
JTAT Credits

JTAT was largely designed and authored by Eric Martz, who extended and modified a working Jmol-based tutorial shell kindly provided by others. This shell began with dVR Builder developed by Tim Driscoll, which was influenced by the "two-frame" MDL Chime tutorial template shell developed by Martz in 1997-1998. Martz, in turn, was influenced by the first browser-based tutorials with rotating molecules, using Chime, developed by David Marcey and Henry Rzepa in 1996. These, in turn, were reminiscent of the pioneering pre-Internet molecular visualization tutorials called Kinemages invented and authored by David and Jane Richardson in 1992.

In 2007, Frieda Reichsman extended and adapted dVR Builder, employing some crucial code contributed by Angel Herráez. JTAT has benefited from feedback by Frieda Reichsman, Karl Oberholser, Ross Feldberg, and Angel Herráez. JTAT could not exist, of course, without Jmol/JSmol, which has been developed by a dedicated team of volunteers. Miguel Howard and Bob Hanson made particularly large contributions to effective rendering of macromolecules.

In January 2018, Bob Hanson and Angel Herráez made JSmol (no Java) and JTAT work together. (Eric Martz had tried several times in previous years without success.) Eric then proceeded to complete the updates of the JTAT Demonstration Tutorial, Hemoglobin, and JTAT's Empty Template by August, 2018.