Dec 28 2004, 06:08 PM
Does anyone know of a way to import molecular models from the Protein Data Bank (http://www.rcsb.org/pdb/). For work I would like to be able to import pdb files into A:M. Several programs are out there to output POV-Ray file formats, but none that I can find for A:M or DXF or something that would import into A:M. There is an old program called Crossroads by Keith Rule that does some conversion between POV-Ray and DXF, but it only works on older POV-Ray formats (Version 2.2). The new pdb-POV-Ray comverters use POV-Ray 3.0 formats.
Dec 28 2004, 10:24 PM
Mitch, You are in luck if you can wait a few weeks. My work for Eric Drexler required molecular models in AM. A company called Nanorex Inc. is writing a nanotechnology design program that can import pdb and export AM models. I should have an alpha copy of the program in two or three weeks. At that time I will be able to make AM models for you. Let me know if that is a solution you can live with. http://lizardfire.com/nano/abstractor_holl..._screenshot.jpg
this is a model that was designed in a quantum simulator, exported to pdb and then exported to AM from nanoEngineer. John
Dec 29 2004, 05:10 AM
[QUOTE]writing a nanotechnology design program that can import pdb and export AM models.
Also I saw the history channel program last night. Cool..!
I was disappointed your animations were not the main course of the program, but they really spiced it up..!
Dec 29 2004, 07:26 AM
I was dissappointed also. But since the program was trying to cover so many things, I guess it is reasonable that they used it for visual material. Maybe once version 1.0 is finished, someone will use it for a real nanotechnology program.
Oh, well, it was fun to watch anyway. John
Dec 29 2004, 04:37 PM
Thanks for help. The stuff that I am working on is not time critical and is primarily for in house presentations. However, I do see that this could be a useful tool for those in chemistry and biology. Do you know if it will be publicly available or for sale? Your image shows that the translator will do exactly what I need to do.
I have not been working with A:M steadily much and have just been visiting the forum more regularly. You had some work in a program on the History Channel? What is the name of the program so that I could look for it again? Mitch
Dec 29 2004, 08:06 PM
I believe the software will be low cost or maybe free. Not sure at this time. Maybe two versions, one for education, one for professional use. I'll be one of the alpha testers.
the TV program was on the History Channel. The series is called Modern Marvels. This particular program was Doomsday Tech. I'm unsure they will run it again.
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