[Molvis-list] Exporting molecular surfaces

Elmar Krieger elmar at cmbi.ru.nl
Thu Jun 9 02:48:15 EDT 2005

Hi Bathsheba,

One way to get a hi-resolution molecular surface in .pov format:
- Download YASARA View ( http://www.yasara.org )
- Download Michel Sanner's MSMS program from
www.scripps.edu/~sanner/python/packager.html and make sure that the MSMS 
executable can be found in the directory yasara\sms
- Run YASARA and load your PDB file
- Click on View > Show surface > Parameters, select the highest resolution and 
toggle 'Analytic surface using MSMS'.
- Click View > Show surface > All
- Click File > Save as > Ray-traced screenshot > Create PovRay scene description

There are many options to color your surface and adjust transparencies of outer 
and inner surface sides, the vertices can also inherit the color of the closest 

Good luck,

Elmar Krieger, PhD
YASARA Biosciences & CMBI Outstation Austria
Neue-Welt-Hoehe 13/b
A-8042 Graz

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