In inverse chronological order, so first entries below are the most up-to-date. Check out the UnityMol website and UnityMol's official twitter page for details about releases.
Documentation is now directly updated at http://www.baaden.ibpc.fr/umol/Doc/manual/html/ and no longer distributed separately.
- UnityMol-0.9.6 -- Mac, Windows and Linux executables.
- UnityMol-0.9.5 -- Mac, Windows and Linux executables.
- UnityMol-r804 MDDriver (Interactive Molecular Dynamics Simulations, aka 0.9.4) -- Mac, Windows and Linux executables as well as some documentation.
- UnityMol-r676 SweetUnityMol (Sugar Edition, aka 0.9.3) -- Mac, Windows and Linux executables as well as source code.
- UnityMol-r255 (0.9.2 or even earlier) -- Mac, Windows and Linux executables, web player as well as source code and documentation.
umolmovie1.m4v -- UnityMol demo movie.
OldFiles folder -- really old files :)
UnityMol 0.9.6 README (current version)
UnityMol is a molecular viewer and prototyping platform for the Unity3D game engine developped by Marc Baaden's team in Paris (Lv et al., 2013). It includes HyperBalls
designed to visualize molecular structures using GPU graphics card capabilities based on shaders (GLSL or Cg).
I also includes all features of the Sweet UnityMol version with specific visualizations for sugar molecules as described in a scientific paper.
It can read Protein Data Bank (PDB) files, Cytoscape networks, OpenDX maps and Wavefront OBJ meshes.
More information on http://unitymol.sourceforge.net
- Lit sphere artistic texturing of surfaces and HyperBalls
- Original representations for sugars, following community-agreed standards
- Screen space effects from Unity (Blur, Glow, ..)
- Animated electric field lines
- (Simple) surfaces with cut planes
- specific representations for carbohydrates and polysaccharides
- description to be completed soon
- M. Chavent, A. Vanel, A. Tek, B. Levy, S. Robert, B. Raffin, M. Baaden: GPU-accelerated atom and dynamic bond visualization using HyperBalls, a unified algorithm for balls, sticks and hyperboloids; J Comput Chem (2011) 32, 2924.
- M. Chavent, B. Levy, M. Krone, K. Bidmon, J. P. Nomine, T. Ertl and M. Baaden: GPU-powered tools boost molecular visualization; Brief Bioinformatics (2011)
Known Bugs and Issues
- VRPN support is not finalized yet.
- this list is to be updated and completed soon
Copyright and License
This program is under the CeCill-C licence, which is compatible with the LGPL licence.