Structure
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Screensaver displays 3D protein structures.   Free
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Structure is a protein / macromolecule visualization tool that runs as a screensaver module. It colorfully renders PDB (Protein Data Bank) files using unique algorithms. The module automatically annotates, colors, and rotates structures for an educational and captivating display. Show off your research or simply enjoy this entrancing introduction to structural biology!

Features
Never get bored - automatically downloads new structures from the Protein Data Bank archive. Have a favorite protein? Structure can load files from a folder of your choice. Clear and
What's New
Version 2.3:
  • Fixed keyboard input lockout.
  • Fixed occasional crashes during PDB downloads.
Requirements
  • Intel
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or newer
  • A screen resolution of at least 1024x768 is recommended.



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Structure User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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OneBitLeft reviewed on 17 Mar 2012
This used to be my favourite Screensaver, but there is a high chance that a sleeping Mac will never awake again, with this screensaver running, unfortunately on my MBP 13" 2011 with 10.6.8. and 10.7.3.

IF this will get resolved I am gladly coming back.
[Version 2.3]

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N E P T U N E replied on 17 Jan 2013
I agree with all above.

Sadly after sleep there is a potential risk freezing the entire machine.
In my case a MacPro. I just can't longer use this as a screensaver. Really too bad. It's by far the best screensaver.
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misha reviewed on 04 Jun 2009
This is pretty cool. But looking at proteins all day makes me want to eat a steak.
[Version 2.1]


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Springheelmac commented on 24 Apr 2009
Great screensaver, but if you actually want to AID in research while you save your screen, I suggest BOINC.
[Version 2.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 08 Sep 2005
great idea! but ouch, it hard crashes my 10.3.9 powerbook if run (from a screen corner) when the saver is being previewed in system preferences. Black screen, nothing responds, never wakes up.

Also, would be nice if spinning was not simply around on one axis, but multi-axis, something a little more interesting.

Another little thing i noticed was that the protein did not spin at all if i set the speed to less than 0.50.

Great idea - I really like the concept and how it looks, just needs some touch-up work i think!
[Version 1.0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Sep 2005
Mmmm... protein chains good for you and your screen.
[Version 1.0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Jun 2005
This screensaver rocks like no other screensaver has rocked before.
[Version 1.0.1]


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Downloads:8,591
Version Downloads:2,465
Type:Utilities : Screen Savers
License:Free
Date:07 Jan 2010
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Structure is a protein / macromolecule visualization tool that runs as a screensaver module. It colorfully renders PDB (Protein Data Bank) files using unique algorithms. The module automatically annotates, colors, and rotates structures for an educational and captivating display. Show off your research or simply enjoy this entrancing introduction to structural biology!

Features
Never get bored - automatically downloads new structures from the Protein Data Bank archive. Have a favorite protein? Structure can load files from a folder of your choice. Clear and informative rendering - transparent wireframes effectively differentiate and highlight ligands and heterogens. Text overlay provides additional details about each structure. Fast OpenGL rendering means low processor usage.


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