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Raster3D is a set of tools for generating high quality raster images of proteins or other molecules. The core program renders spheres, triangles, and cylinders with specular highlighting, Phong shading, and shadowing. It uses an efficient software Z-buffer algorithm which is independent of any graphics hardware.

Current Version:   2.5

License Type:   Freely available but unsupported.

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Source Code Availability:   Yes

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DEC, SGI, ESV, SUNOS, IBM, HP, and linux

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Other Links:
Bacon & Anderson (1988) J. Molec. Graphics 6, 219-220.
Merritt & Murphy (1994) Acta Cryst. D50, 869-873.
Merritt & Bacon (1997) Methods in Enzymology Vol 277, Academic Press.

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