OpenGL Headline News
Apr 18, 2006
VMD (Visual Molecular Dynamics) is designed for the visualization and analysis of biological systems such as proteins, nucleic acids, lipid bilayer assemblies, etc. It provides a wide variety of methods for rendering and coloring a molecule: simple points and lines, CPK spheres and cylinders, licorice bonds, backbone tubes and ribbons, cartoon drawings, and others. It uses the OpenGL API and OpenGL Shading Language for high performance rendering of large structures. The new v1.8.4 adds support for MacOS X running on Intel x86 processors, Linux running on Intel Itanium processors, and AIX 5.x on 32-bit and 64-bit POWER processors. It also simplifies structure building and modeling tasks, simulations and collaboration.