BALLView - A free molecular modeling and molecular graphics tool
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
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:
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