BALLView - A free molecular modeling and molecular graphics tool
BALLView BALLView provides fast OpenGL-based visualization of molecular
structures, molecular mechanics methods (minimization, MD simulation
using the AMBER and CHARMM force fields), calculation and visualization
of electrostatic properties (FDPB).
BALLView is based on BALL (Biochemical Algorithms Library) , which is
currently being developed in the groups of Oliver Kohlbacher
(University of Tuebingen, Germany), Andreas Hildebrandt (Saarland
University, Saarbruecken, Germany), and Hans-Peter Lenhof (Saarland
University, Saarbruecken, Germany). BALL is an application framework in
C++ that has been specifically designed for rapid software development
in Molecular Modeling and Computational Molecular Biology. It provides
an extensive set of data structures as well as classes for Molecular
Mechanics, advanced solvation methods, comparison and analysis of
protein structures, file import/export, and visualization.
BALLView is available under the LGPL licence.
To run BALLView, simply type:
where file.pdb is your PDB file. BALLView also supports HIN, MOL, MOL2
and SD files.
BALLView provides HTML documentation, that is available in the
application itself (see Help menu).
This package also includes Python example scripts, that can be run in
BALLView. They can be found under /usr/share/BALL/PYTHON.
BALLView is copyright 1998-2009 by the BALL project group
24 January 2009 BALLView(1)