BioBlender v0.5.2 Released

The new version of BioBlender (BioBlenderv0.5.2) does not need a template.blend file to start. BB interface is available when Blender is launched from the BioBlenderv0.5.2\Bin folder. A new representation for hydropathy is available: MLP values are mapped on the atoms and are visualized as levels of grey (Atomic MLP button in BioBlender View panel). VBO was also disabled as crashes on startup were reported.

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Written on July 1st, 2011.

BioBlender tutorial on BlenderArt Magazine

It’s now online our tutorial on BioBlender, from the BlenderArt Magazine website.

Download the pdf version from here.

Written on January 19th, 2011.

BioBlender v0.5.1 Released

This release contains minor bug fixes of BioBlender v0.5 related to aminoacids lists creation.

Download from .rar or .zip

You will find the scripts inside the BioBlender release (BioBlenderv0.51/Bin/2.55/scripts/ui/Bioblender)

Download the patched source of Blender (svn version 31511) here

Download the patch only ( to apply to svn version) here

Written on January 19th, 2011.

BioBlender v0.5 Released

This release provides an interface update that allows the user to explore the imported proteins through lists of proteins’ chains and proteins’ aminoacids.

These lists are added to the BioBlender interface, within three new panels (“BioBlender View Aminoacids list”, “BioBlender View Chains list”, “BioBlender View Proteins list”). The panels are placed above the “Import file” panel, and each new panel contains a list as described in its title.

When a .blend file is loaded, the lists are empty. The user can populate the lists using the “Update lists” button in the “BioBlender View Proteins list”. The lists will be populated with data relative to the objects imported in the scene. The lists can be used to study the proteins’ sequence and to select single aminoacids or whole chains.

The release provides the possibility to import molecules including the following kind of atoms: Ca, S, P, Fe, Mg, Zn, Cu, Na, K, Cl, Mn, F.

The release fixes some minor bugs.

Download from here.

Written on January 18th, 2011.

BioBlender v0.4 Released

This release includes some bug fixes of BioBlender v0.3 based on Blender 2.55 Beta.

Written on December 3rd, 2010.

VizBi 2011

Blender will be the subject of a tutorial at the VizBi 2011 Conference in Boston, 16 – 19 March. In the tutorial we will illustrate the use of Blender for molecular work. However, Blender is also used in visualization of much bigger subject: visit the Virtual Worm, reaching up to 1 mm size!

Written on November 16th, 2010.

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