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  • Subject: [mg60939] Visualization site updates
  • From: Jeff Bryant <jeffb at>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2005 01:25:04 -0400 (EDT)
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   I've begun adding some new functionality to my visualization site.  A 
few people have requested the ability to be able to interact with the 3D 
graphics in real-time.  I decided to try using LiveGraphics3D by Martin 
Krauss on several of my examples.  Some of the examples are not 
appropriate for real-time interaction as the render time was too long. 
I picked a few of my 3D visualizations that were more reasonable.  For 
those examples that are interactive, they are often rendered at lower 
resolutions to keep loading time down.  I'd would be interested in 
hearing your thoughts on whether this is useful where appropriate.  Here 
are the examples I currently have:

I have also added a new visualization (non-interactive) that uses 
Mathematica to visualize molecular structures in the protein data bank 
format.  This particular animation shows an insulin molecule with 14,940 
atoms in it.  To keep the render time down, I used 3D points instead of 
spheres which unfortunately means no lighting effects:


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