GRASP Home Pageweb
GRASP was probably the first software in the early 90's to focus on the
molecular surface properties in a visual manner. It has become a standard
for structural analysis of mostly proteins and nucleic acids.
Rasmol Home Pageweb
Maybe the most famous, simple (yet powerful), and free software for looking
at molecular structures. Runs fast and "everywhere" as a lot of architectures
MolMol is a powerful tool for displaying/analyzing molecules. POV-Ray
and now MegaPOV output are supported.
Another nice tool for manipulating molecular structures. It is linked to
the Swiss-Model (automated homology modelling server) and is able to read
GRASP surface files among other things. Has POV-Ray/MegaPOV output support.
DINO: Visualizing Structual Biologyweb
The new DINO software offers nice possibilities for combining
the different kind of data produced in the field of structural biology, and
has POV-Ray output. Its author also provides his own POV-Ray patch code to
allow for smoothing colors on molecular surfaces.
Visual Molecular Dynamicsweb
The name says all. VMD provides POV-Ray support also.
A powerful new algorithm and tool to build molecular surfaces.
GLR allows to manipulate GRASP surfaces on non-SGI machines. It used to
support the Pov4Grasp syntax until POV-Ray 3.5 came out. Also its author
provides the msms2srf tool which converts MSMS surface to GRASP
.srf binary format.
Povscript+ is an extension to
Molscriptweb which provides support for many new features including GRASP/MSMS surfaces
as well as electronic density maps.