BALLView iconBALLView 1.4.0

BALLView is an extensible viewer for bio-molecular structures.
BALLView is an extensible viewer for bio-molecular structures.

BALLView project provides all standard models and offers rich functionality for molecular simulation and modeling, including molecular mechanics methods (AMBER and CHARMM force fields), continuum electrostatics methods employing a Finite-Difference Poisso

Since BALLView is based on BALL (the Biochemical ALgorithms Library), it is easily extensible on the level of C++ code and it has an Python interface to allow interactive rapid prototyping.

What's New in This Release:

· An integrated molecule editor, the Merck Molecular Force Field (MMFF 94), and an automated download of structures from PDB and PubChem were added.
· The visualization was extended with volume rendering and field lines for electrostatics, improved cartoon and ribbon models, non-photorealistic shading, and off-screen rendering.
· In addition, numerous improvements to the interface were made.
· A new autobuild script now allows a much simpler installation of BALL and BALLView.
· Support for the PowerPC architecture (on Linux) was added, and the support for MacOS was improved.

last updated on:
December 10th, 2010, 15:10 GMT
developed by:
Andreas Moll
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
ROOT \ Science and Engineering \ Bioinformatics


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What's New in This Release:
  • Beginning support for translations
  • Support for electron densities and crystal packings
  • Improved layout of many dialogs
  • NMR data support
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