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03 March 2013, 12:50 AM
I'm posting tutorials to help people enter the Molecular Viewer Only category at:

Because of the late notice, there will be very few entries into the is category, so a good chance to win!

What can you do with molecular viewers? :lightbulb
You'll find the molecular viewers fast and fairly friendly... Experienced users can crank out entries with less than one or two hours of work.
Fast realtime viewports. Molecular viewers are optimized to look at tons of biological objects in realtime.
Checkout these three videos I made of PMV and Chimera in action on the HIV 1.4 model:
PMV exploring HIV 1.1 with realtime Screenspace Ambient Occlusion (
Chimera loading HIV 1.4 (
Chimera exploring HIV 1.4 in realtime (
Tom Goddard the developer of Chimera has posted an example of a research-talk style movie ( made with Chimera.

Below I have pasted a couple static images I've made with the viewers, each in less than 10 minutes from start to finish. (Be aware- for the molecular viewer only competition, you must enter a movie... even if only a few frames, as we want users to test the limits of the current animation capabilities of these two packages.)

Here is a link to prize category ( the (click on the [Open Category] tab).

Video Entry using Molecular Viewer Only, no post-effects
Molecular Graphics Lab @ Scripps: 3D ZCorp print of the HIV in Blood Serum Model
Autodesk: $250 Cash
AMD FirePro™ V4900 professional graphics card
CGSociety - 12 months CGS CONNECT membership

HIV 1.1 in PMV with realtime ScreenSpace Ambient Occlusion:

03 March 2013, 05:34 PM
gp120 for spike protein crown
Load this file with ePMV and replace the original in the autoFillHider/iSUTM