iMol
iMol 0.40
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iMol is a free molecular visualization application for Mac OS X operating system. The program is an indispensable tool for chemists and molecular biologists. iMol allows loading molecules using several file formats: PDB, MOL2, HIN, CAR, ALC, BIO. The molecules can be saved as PDB or BIO files. The BIO file stores all view and rendering settings (e.g. colors, lighting, orientation of molecules). iMol can easily handle both small and large molecules, it can load multiple molecules, move and rotate them independently.

The program can meaure distances, angles, and torsional
What's New
Version 0.40:
  • Several Intel-transition-related bugs fixed.
  • Anti-aliased bitmaps of arbitrary resolution can be saved.
  • Fixed cartoon and solid ribbon rendering mode.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later



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morannon commented on 15 Mar 2006
The application does not start here under Mac OS X 10.3.9 (Powermac G4, 867 MHz, 1 GB RAM).
[Version 0.31]


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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Jun 2004
An easy to use great application that is getting better and better. My students love it.
[Version 0.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 04 Nov 2003
Free?

Brilliant!
[Version 0.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Oct 2003
It's so cool that programs like this are releaed for free. This is an amazingly complex program to be released as freeware. The 3D red/blue didn't seem to work too well for me on some of the sample molecules... and the labels cause crashes.. But other than that, it's pretty nice.

Keep it up!
[Version 0.2.5]


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Downloads:8,773
Version Downloads:3,883
Type:Education : Science
License:Free
Date:25 May 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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iMol is a free molecular visualization application for Mac OS X operating system. The program is an indispensable tool for chemists and molecular biologists. iMol allows loading molecules using several file formats: PDB, MOL2, HIN, CAR, ALC, BIO. The molecules can be saved as PDB or BIO files. The BIO file stores all view and rendering settings (e.g. colors, lighting, orientation of molecules). iMol can easily handle both small and large molecules, it can load multiple molecules, move and rotate them independently.

The program can meaure distances, angles, and torsional angles between atoms. Molecules can be superimposed and RMSD (Root Mean Square Deviation) between atom coordinates can be calculated. Additionaly, protein chains can be structurally aligned to detect regions of high structural similarity. iMol can load multimodel PDB files and display them as a dynamics trajectory.

iMol uses OpenGL graphics to display molecules. The molecules can be rendered using various styles: wires, points, Van der Waals spheres, balls and sticks, polygons, strands, ribbon, cartoons, spring, tube, ladder. Individual atoms and/or residues can be selected and rendered independly. The rendering styles can be mixed up to visualize complex molecular systems in a more convienient way. There are several predefined color schemes available (e.g. residuum order, secondary structure, hydrophobicity), as well as custom colors. Also, different materials (e.g. plastic, metal, glass) can be used. The rendered images may be exported as a bitmap, as a PostScript file, or as a POV-Ray file.

Several rendering effects are available, including automatic rotation, motion blur, depth cueing (fog), background gradient, perspective, and stereo projection (using both side-by-side and red/blue anaglyph methods). Various rendering parameters can be fine-tuned.


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