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BioBlender logo BioBlender and Flamory

Flamory provides the following integration abilities:

  • Create and use window snapshots for BioBlender
  • Take and edit BioBlender screenshots
  • Automatically copy selected text from BioBlender and save it to Flamory history

Screenshot editing

Flamory helps you capture and store screenshots from BioBlender by pressing a single hotkey. It will be saved to a history, so you can continue doing your tasks without interruptions. Later, you can edit the screenshot: crop, resize, add labels and highlights. After that, you can paste the screenshot into any other document or e-mail message.

Here is how BioBlender snapshot can look like. Get Flamory and try this on your computer.

BioBlender - Flamory bookmarks and screenshots

Application info

BioBlender is a software package built on the open-source 3D modeling software .

Biology works at nanoscale, with objects invisible to the human eye. With BioBlender it is possible to show some of the characters that populate our cells, based on scientific data and the highest standard of 3D manipulation. Scientists all over the world study proteins at atomic level and deposit information in the public repository Protein Data Bank, where each molecule is described as the list of its atoms and their 3D coordinates.

With BioBlender users can handle proteins in the 3D space, displaying their surface in a photorealistic way, and elaborate protein movements on the basis of known conformations.

PDB files can be loaded from a user-defined directory or downloaded directly from the PDB site (by inserting the PDB code). The protein is displayed in 3D (as atoms or molecular surface) and the user can calculate and visualize its surface properties, Molecular Lipophilic Potential and Electrostatic Potential. For protein motion, BioBlender calculates intermediates between two conformations using Blender Game Engine. The program gives as output both the intermediate PDB files and the rendered images as a movie.

BioBlender is an implementation of Blender, an open source, freely distributed, multiplatform, interoperable and supported program of 3D animation, visual effects and video games.

The combination of 3D computer graphics, game engine and scientific programs, make of BioBlender a complete instrument to elaborate the movement of proteins and to display their surface features using a visual code based on texturing and particles special effects. In this way it is possible to show the physical and chemical properties of a molecule in motion.

BioBlender is the result of a collaboration, driven by the SciVis group at the CNR in Pisa (Italy), between scientists of different disciplines (biology, chemistry, physics, computer sciences) an

Integration level may vary depending on the application version and other factors. Make sure that user are using recent version of BioBlender. Please contact us if you have different integration experience.