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Issue 12, 2013
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Toward mobile 3D visualization for structural biologists

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Technological advances in crystallography have led to the ever-rapidly increasing number of biomolecular structures deposited in public repertoires. This undoubtedly shifts the bottleneck of structural biology research from obtaining high-quality structures to data analysis and interpretation. The recently available glasses-free autostereoscopic laptop offers an unprecedented opportunity to visualize and study 3D structures using a much more affordable, and for the first time, portable device. Together with a gamepad re-programmed for 3D structure controlling, we describe how the gaming technologies can deliver the output 3D images for high-quality viewing, comparable to that of a passive stereoscopic system, and can give the user more control and flexibility than the conventional controlling setup using only a mouse and a keyboard.

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The article was received on 23 Aug 2013, accepted on 27 Sep 2013 and first published on 30 Sep 2013

Article type: Opinion
DOI: 10.1039/C3MB70361D
Citation: Mol. BioSyst., 2013,9, 2956-2960
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    Toward mobile 3D visualization for structural biologists

    D. Tanramluk, R. Akavipat and V. Charoensawan, Mol. BioSyst., 2013, 9, 2956
    DOI: 10.1039/C3MB70361D

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