BioBlender can be used for:
- Molecular Visualization (Importation and visualization of PDB files)
- Molecular Dynamics Simulation (Elaborate and optimize protein motion)
- Complex protein surface property visualizations (e.g. MLP and EP surface properties)
- BioBlender does not require a formal installation process. To run BioBlender, simply extract the compressed file and launch the BioBlender shortcut.
- BioBlender uses a few other free third-party softwares (PyMLP, APBS, etc), these softwares and their licences are included in the BioBlender package. For full functionality, BioBlender requires the installation of Python 2.6, and PyMol (Free or Licensed). These two packages must be installed separately by the user.Once Blender is launched, the BioBlender user interface is displayed in the vertical Scene Property Panel. Here, you can import, export, view, and manipulate the molecular data.
You can find here a BioBlender tutorial by Raluca, Mike and Monica, published in the BlenderArt magazine N.31, in December 2010.
PUBLICATIONS ABOUT BIOBLENDER
- Andrei R.M. et al. Intuitive representation of surface properties of biomolecules using BioBlender. BMC Bioinformatics 2012, 13(Suppl 4):S16. Published: 28 March 2012
- Zini M.F. et al. BioBlender: Fast and Efficient All Atom Morphing of Proteins Using Blender Game Engine
- Callieri M. et al. Visualization Methods for Molecular Studies on the Web Platform
The Web3D 2010 Conference 15th International Conference on 3D Web Technology
22 – 24 July 2010, Los Angeles, California
- Zoppè M. et.al. Blender for biology: The making of Protein Expressions – Study N.2
Proceedings of the Blender Conference 2009
22 – 26 October 2009, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- Zoppè M. et.al. Using Blender for molecular animation and scientific representation
Proceedings of the Blender Conference 2008
24 – 26 October 2008, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
A recording of the presentation at the Conference can be seen here