BioBlender can be used for:

  • Molecular Visualization (Importation and visualization of PDB files)
  • Molecular Dynamics Simulation (Elaborate and optimize protein motion)
  • Complex protein surface property visualizations (e.g. MLP and EP surface properties)

Quick Start:

  • BioBlender does not require a formal installation process. To run BioBlender, simply extract the compressed file and launch the BioBlender shortcut.
  • BioBlender uses a few other free third-party softwares (PyMLP, APBS, etc), these softwares and their licences are included in the BioBlender package.  For full functionality, BioBlender requires the installation of Python 2.6, and PyMol (Free or Licensed).  These two packages must be installed separately by the user.Once Blender is launched, the BioBlender user interface is displayed in the vertical Scene Property Panel.  Here, you can import, export, view, and manipulate the molecular data.


You can find here a BioBlender tutorial by Raluca, Mike and Monica, published in the BlenderArt magazine N.31, in December 2010.



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BioBlender is created and maintained by the SciVis Group of the Institute of Clinical Physiology - CNR, Italy.