VIEW 3D Molecular Structures: Data can be represented in nearly 20 different ways. Spheres provides a CPK-like view, surface and mesh provide more volumetric views, lines and sticks put the emphasis on bond connectivity, and ribbon and cartoon are popular representations for identifying secondary structure and topology. PyMOL's quick demo, accessible through the built-in Wizard menu, gets users started with all of the standard representations.
|RENDER Figures Artistically: An internal ray caster for ray tracing, a graphics technique that enhances shadows and smooths jagged edges, enables the creation of high-resolution 3-D images. With one simple command, users can create custom-sized and custom-resolution images in PyMOL. Click here to browse the PyMOLWiki Cover Gallery of publication-quality images that have been generated using PyMOL.|
ANIMATE Molecules Dynamically: It's easier than ever to create animations, enabling users to convey molecular results with more impact. Watch the following movies for a glimpse of PyMOL's animation capabilities:
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|EXPORT PyMOL Geometry: With one simple save command, PyMOL can export geometry data to VRML, Virtual Reality Markup Language. VRML can be used to generate interactive vector graphics and movies using Maya, PovRay and even 3D printers.|
|PRESENT 3D Data with AxPyMOL: Streamlining presentations just became a lot easier with AxPyMOL, a plugin for Windows PowerPoint that enables presentation of 3-D molecular data without having to "tab out" of PowerPoint slides. During presentation, the PyMOL shows can be manipulated within PowerPoint to display structures using multiple vantage points and rendering schemes set up in advance.|