A Molecular Graphics Program by Using the OpenGL Routine

Yoshiro NAKATAa*, Toshiharu TAKIZAWAa, Masami UEBAYASHIb and Tatsuya NAKANOc

aDepartment of Biophysics, Faculty of Engineering, Gunma University
4-2 Aramaki, Maebashi, 371-8510 JAPAN
bNational Institute of Bioscience and Human-Technology
1-1-3 Higashi, Tsukuba, 305-8566 JAPAN
cNational Institute of Health Sciences
1-18-1 kamiyouga, setagaya-ku, Tokyo, 158-8501 JAPAN

(Received: April 3, 2000; Accepted for publication: June 29, 2000; Published on Web: October 12, 2000)

A molecular graphics program was developed by using the OpenGL routine. The molecular coordinates in the three types of formats can be viewed as a molecular model. This program is written in the Visual C++ language and runs on any personal computers where MS-Windows is installed.

Keywords: Molecular Graphics, PDB File, OpenGL, Visual C++

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