[Bioperl-l] Perl 3D OpenGL

Shameer Khadar shameer at ncbs.res.in
Wed Aug 1 01:45:45 EDT 2007


Hi,
Open-GL/3D contributions are always welcome !!!
What about Perl-OpenGL/3D implimentation of a web-based 3D-Viewer like Jmol.

 http://jmol.sourceforge.net/

(So we dont need to worry about Java installation and stuffs :) develop it
and deploy it in Perl - eternal happiness !!!)
-- 
SK
>
> On Jul 31, 2007, at 7:00 AM, Jay Hannah wrote:
>
>> On Jul 29, 2007, at 4:08 PM, Grafman Productions wrote:
>>> If this posting is inappropriate, please let me know - my apologies.
>>
>> Not at all. AFAIK this is the perfect place to discuss any
>> contributions you're motivated to make to the BioPerl project.
>>
>>> I recently came across an article on BioPerl, and it occurred to me
>>> that
>>> there might be some need for 3D rendering within your BioPerl
>>> project.
>>>
>>> I released a number of new/updated Perl OpenGL (POGL) modules this
>>> year,
>>> along with benchmarks that demonstrate that it performs comparably
>>> to C.
>>>
>>> If there's a need for 3D features within BioPerl, and if I can be
>>> of any
>>> assistance in helping to add such features, I would enjoy the
>>> opportunity.
>>
>> I know nothing about 3D modeling in biology, nor do I hang out with
>> any protein structure folks, but 3D always sounds sexy. -grin-
>>
>> If you're new to bioinformatics (I certainly am) you might want to
>> read this:
>>
>>    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protein_structure
>>
>> Because that's probably where your 3D work would be used. Especially
>> note the "Software" section, where you'll find some of the
>> "competition".  :)
>>
>> There's some cool stuff out there. I don't know what all would or
>> wouldn't be time well spent in Perl / BioPerl.
>>
>> HTH,
>>
>> Jay Hannah
>> http://clab.ist.unomaha.edu/CLAB/index.php/User:Jhannah
>
> I agree that protein structure is the best place for something like
> this.
>
> It's a wide open area as far as I'm concerned; in fact I would say
> that Bio::Structure is getting pretty dated, so if anyone wants to
> take it over, refactor the code, and so on I don't have a problem.
>
> chris
>
>
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