|The addon Atomic Blender - PDB imports PDB
(Protein Data Bank) files (*.pdb) into Blender. It reads the coordinates of all atoms in the
PDB file and represents the atoms as balls
in the Blender scene. Also the sticks, which connect
atoms, are shown if this option is chosen and if the sticks are listed in the PDB file. Many options can be chosen, which help to well-represent the atoms
and sticks. Objects or structures in a Blender 3D scene can also be exported.
Atomic Blender - PDB is interesting for scientists, who want to visualize their molecules, crystal structures, surfaces, etc. with Blender. The PDB format is widely distributed, and atomic structures such as molecules can be created with programs like CrystalMaker, Avogadro, Vesta and many others.
Blender and the addon Atomic Blender - PDB can also be used in combination with the Atomic Simulation Environment (see here for more details):
|Atomic Simulation Environment: https://wiki.fysik.dtu.dk/ase/|
Thanks to Blender, fancy graphics of molecules, crystal structures, surfaces and complex atomic arrangements can be obtained. Such graphics meet the standards of top-level journals, which have an high impact factor. Please, read the general information about Blender before you use the addon.
Here is the typical structure of a PDB file:
||Element or identifier||x
|HETATM or ATOM
Some examples with corresponding PDB files can be found here.