RMS (Raster Molecular Surfaces) is a package of programs that offer the researcher a number of solid modeling techniques for presenting a macromolecular structure. The programs use a mapping algorithm, calculating the shading parameters only once, to reduce computation time. A simple linear approximation is used for antialiasing of atomic edges, shadows and surface intersections. I have implemented two major advances: depth cueing using an opaque "fog" and z-clipping to show detailed interactions in the interior of molecules. Spherical atoms and cylindrical bonds are also available.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- cast shadows
- depth cueing
- molecular surface