[BiO BB] bio game / bioinformatics game /fun
codeshepherd at gmail.com
Mon Dec 25 22:19:10 EST 2006
you may want to work with Vishwanath, He has wrote molecule viewers
like Rasmol, in C using OpenGL, He calls it as Vismol.
On Fri, 2006-12-22 at 10:56 -0500, Mike Marchywka wrote:
> Actually, does someone know of an opensource or free graphics rendering
> that can be used with scripts for prototyping these kinds of ideas?
> I downloaded this thing:
> and wrote some perl to take the pdb file for a
> COMPND Ptp1b With The Catalytic Cysteine Oxidized To A
> COMPND 2 Sulfenyl-Amide Bond
> and display selected atoms using the above viewer. It worked ok- I could
> put the viewpoint at the oxidized cysteine and see what other things
> could still get to the residue. However, before investing a lot of time
> in scripts to support this viewer, I thought someone here may have
> some better suggestions. It doesn't have to be fancy but transparency and
> shadows would be nice ( being able to move lightsources and view point
> interactively with tolerable CPU usage a big plus ).
> ( note new address as of 10-06)
> Mike Marchywka
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> >Deepan wrote:
> >>Does anyone have any interesting ideas about games wrt to
> >>biology/bioinformatics ? If you have any good ideas, or pointers I would
> >>like to create a web
> >>game just for fun. I was thinking about some kind of game to program a
> >>vector and infect a culture or designing of vectors or bacterial genome
> >>blah blah blah..
> >Sim 'virus' or Sim 'bug' - that would be really great!
> >How about a 'first person perspective' view of protein structure? Take Doom
> >/ Quake and map the floor of the game onto the surface of your favorite
> >structure. Then you could explore the active site 'on foot' and carry a
> >ligand into the receptor to get to level 2. (Watch out for the slippery
> >hydrophobic cluster!)
> Deepan Chakravarthy N
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