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.