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Visualization of molecular dynamics via ray-tracing and animation in a vectorized environment

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4 Author(s)
Williams, G.N. ; Department of Computer Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, 77843, USA ; Nelson, E.L. ; Barnett, D.M. ; Parmley, K.

Scientific visualization methodologies are being utilized increasingly in attempts to understand physical phenomena via mathematical and simulation model results. Presented herein are the results of a visualization project which produced a vectorized, high-resolution, ray-traced animation of the dynamics of a protein molecule. The resulting animation was recorded on 35-mm file, with a resolution of 1024 × 1024 pixels with 24 color bits. Run-time statistics were also collected which relate image generation parameter ranges and interdependencies.

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IBM Journal of Research and Development  (Volume:35 ,  Issue: 1.2 )