uPy Plugin Suite 1.x Installation
Easy Installers include: autoPACKß and ePMVß core code with
Graphic User Interfaces (via uPy) for the hosts linked below
Click below to follow the appropriate installation instructions for your system.
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to troubleshoot any installation issues.
View the uPy Suite 1.x (uPy, autoPACK, ePMV) download counts for all hosts: on code.autoPACK + on code.uPy
The autoPACK installers for the molecular viewer software packages PMV and Chimera are not yet released...
these are packages typically used by biologists and are not related to the pro3D softwarereleases above.
Please check back on January 11th or 12th to get autoPACK for PMV or Chimera.
What is ePMV?
simulate molecular data, as well as how to perform many other tasks with scientific data in general.
ePMV applies over 40 years of molecular graphics research through a simple interface to give you access
to hundreds of thousands of molecular models, chemical structures, and general volumetric data sets.
Build accurate models, directly from publicly available data banks with just a few mouse clicks.
Get it right, do it fast, then customize the selection of default representations as needed to meet your goals.
Construct macromolecules from lightweight asymmetric unit files with just a few clicks
To create an efficient virus model that won't bog down your viewport, ePMV can take one subunit (a) and instance it to assemble an
entire virus (b–d) from data available in many PDB files. The 2plv file used in this example is nearly 1/60th the size of the entire virus file which has redundant geometry.
–Created or the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) Newsletter Spring 2012 issue.
Left above: DNA representations from top to bottom made with ePMV in a genetic sequence
that would spell AMINEWS in amino acids if transcribed and translated into a protein.
Make your own DNA structures by typing or pasting As, Ts, Gs, and Cs directly in ePMV's GUI:
Ladder (color per residue A T G C)
Molecular Surface per residue
Coarse Molecular Surface per residue
Molecular surface per chain (in greyscale)
Coarse Molecular Surface per chain (in greyscale)
Represent DNA and RNA in a variety of customizable styles
Many molecular viewers popular today come up short on options for representing nucleotides (e.g., DNA and RNA strands). ePMV provides many options and organizes the geometries and textures to make them easily customizable.