The molecular modeling program PyMOL [1], developed by DeLano Scientific, has the capabilities to produce high-quality molecular images and animations. Although it is a very powerful tool, working with PyMOL requires the use of complex, syntactical commands that can be difficult for users to learn. To address this issue, a plugin coined EZ-Viz was developed in the summer of 2005 to provide an easy-to-use interface for interacting with PyMOL. While the interface replaced many PyMOL commands with buttons and menus, it lacked functionality that was dedicated to aiding users who wanted to create their own custom, molecular animations in PyMOL. The development of EZViz Movie looks to address this issue by implementing a new tab of the EZ-Viz interface where users can create movies. The capabilities of this tab include creating movies from scratch, appending to previously created animations, saving movies for later playback, and editing individual frames.

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Motion pictures--Editing--Data processing; Molecular structure--Data processing; Molecules--Computer simulation; Computer animation--Computer programs

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Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences (COS)


Skuse, Gary


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