SETOR (pronounced see-tor)
1)displays secondary, tertiary and quaternary structures of protein and nucleic
2) interactive control of all or a subset of atoms in the molecule, and can
be used to generate high-quality lighted models of
solid surfaces or wire frames.
3) choice of combining color and depthcue gradient
to alter the appearance.
4) control of the appearance of the model increases dramatically as now the
range of parameters includes the light scattering properties of the model
surface such as ambient and diffuse reflectance, shininess, etc.
5) he user also controls the color, intensity and position of the light sources,
as well as the quality of the overall lighting present in the scene
`ray traced' surfaces can be manipulated interactively.
7) provides control over almost every program parameter viamouse
activated dialogue boxes.
8) very user-friendly and you probably won't even have to read the manual,
but one is available, just in case.
1) For all the reasons given above, I think that Setor is THE BEST graphics program for making figures. But it runs only on SGI machines. SGI machines are regarded
as relics of antiquity and are found only in hidden recesses of UCLA. Please!
Oh please make a linux version.
References: SETOR: Hardware-lighted
three-dimensional solid model representations of macromolecules. S.V. Evans.
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