Molecular Visualization Freeware -- MACUB Resources

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Free spring 1998 NSF-supported workshops at LIU/Brooklyn for college profs in the New York City area will enable you to use molecular visualization in your teaching. Fridays March 13 and April 3 or 17; or Saturdays March 14 and April 4 or 18. Total registration limited to 40. Details and registration form at

If you are reading this document from paper, you may prefer to read it from the web so you can click on the links below. Start at

RasMol Quick Start: tells beginners how to use RasMol, also where and how to download any molecule of interest (large or small) for viewing in RasMol.

What questions can you answer about a protein/DNA molecule with RasMol? Walks beginners step by step thru methods for answering questions including:

Saving selected views of molecules for use in your teaching. This document explains how to use RasMol's powerful save script filename command, and provides troubleshooting if needed.     This document also explains how to create a master script which plays back your RasMol-saved scripts smoothly, in the desired order.

Putting your teaching presentation on the web. Explains how to incorporate your RasMol-saved scripts into a Chime-based presentation on the web. A downloadable Chime template is provided. You need merely change a few lines in it with a text editor -- no programming is involved! An example of such a teaching presentation, showing the gal4 transcriptional regulator complexed to DNA, is provided.

Ready-to-use pushbutton tutorials on:

(These are downloadable for local installation if desired.)

Web-based visualization tutorials on over 30 other molecules are indexed at the World Index of Animated Tutorials on Biomolecular Structures at