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[ccp4bb]: Developer question...
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I have been working on a open-source molecular visualization,
ray-tracing, and animation system called "PyMOL" (Python-based). The
program is coming along quite well (http://www.pymol.org ), but isn't
quite ready yet for general usage. A pre-compiled "alpha" quality
release should be available this fall for SGI and Linux. Interested
hackers can download the current source via CVS at
http://pymol.sourceforge.net , but I wouldn't bother just yet. I am
looking for developers and collaborators on this project, but today I
have a specific question:
Right now, a top priority right now is adding map visualization and
rendering capabilities. I have already written fast isosurfacing and
mesh code, but does anyone know where I might find C source code for
reading and writing electron density maps in the most common formats?
Open source would be ideal, but all I need is a working example to
copy. Alternatively, is there a good document describing the CCP4 map
formats? I already browsed the fortran sources, but I would prefer to
avoid having to manually f2c them.
Thanks in advance for any help! Soon it should be possible to achieve
bobscript/molscript/raster3d quality images directly from PyMOL without
editing any scripts...
Warren L. DeLano, Ph.D.
Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
3696 Haven Ave., Suite C
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650)-556-8800 fax: (650)-556-8824