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PovChem takes three-dimensional chemical information in the Protein Data Bank format, constructs a model, and outputs a plain-text file that contains that model in the POV-Ray format. Its interface is simple: it asks the user key questions on what type of model is desired, then generates all that is needed for a basic POV-Ray scene, including camera position, lights, texture, and colors. No knowledge of POV-Ray's command language is necessary, and in fact, PovChem can be configured to call POV-Ray automatically. Machine Requirements

Current Version:   2.0

License Type:   Free for Non-Commercial Use

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Source Code Availability:   Yes

Available Binary Packages:

  • Debian Package:   No
  • RedHat RPM Package:   No
  • Other Packages:   No

Targeted Platforms:

Binaries available for PC's, SGI Irix 5.x, and hopefully Mac.

Software/Hardware Requirements:

POV-Ray, PovChem should be usable on any machine with an ANSI C compiler.

Other Links:
DOS/Windows, SGI, Mac, UNIX

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