Rendering of volumetric data in biological systems

David S. Goodsell, Arthur J. Olson

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Volumetric data (scalar data sampled on a three dimensional grid) is effectively imaged by methods of direct volume rendering. We describe the volume rendering program RMSVOLUME created specifically for the rendering of data from macromolecular systems. Applications of the program to the display of electron density from xray crystallography and electron microscopy are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsLouis C. Smith
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)081940246X
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes
EventBioimaging and Two-Dimensional Spectroscopy - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 18 1990Jan 19 1990

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherBioimaging and Two-Dimensional Spectroscopy
CityLos Angeles, CA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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