[Molvis-list] Molecular Movies

Elmar Krieger elmar at cmbi.ru.nl
Wed Jun 8 10:49:43 EDT 2005

Hi Clare,

molecular movies are a speciality of the freely available 'YASARA View' ( 
http://www.yasara.org ).
A built-in scripting language allows you to create animations at all levels of 
complexity, examples can be downloaded from http://www.yasara.org/movies
You can save the movie frames as PNGs and then convert them to MPEG using tools 
like ImageMagick. The movie frames can also be ray-traced using PovRay, so that 
you get realistic shadows.

If you decide to support YASARA development and go for the non-free 'YASARA 
Model', you gain functions to create MPEGs directly in YASARA and include text 
and images into your molecular animations.

Best regards,

clare sansom wrote:
> Dear all,
> Apologies if this is a FAQ...
> I have been asked by some collaborators of mine, who are protein
> crystallographers, to advise about the best combination of software
> packages for the production of MPG (or similar) movies to show aspects of
> protein structure and function. I have tried several ways of doing this
> over the last few years, but I'm not particularly happy with any of them,
> and I would appreciate any advice from list members. I don't know what
> platforms they use, but I imagine that they will have access to at least
> Linux and Windows, and probably SGI as well.
> Thank you very much in advance!
> Best wishes,
> Dr. Clare Sansom
> c.sansom at mail.cryst.bbk.ac.uk
> Teaching Fellow, Birkbeck College, London, UK
> Freelance computer consultant and science writer
Elmar Krieger, PhD
YASARA Biosciences & CMBI Outstation Austria
Neue-Welt-Hoehe 13/b
A-8042 Graz

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