Structural properties of molecules are of primary concern in many fields. This report provides a comprehensive overview on techniques that have been developed in the fields of molecular graphics and visualization with a focus on applications in structural biology. The field heavily relies on computerized geometric and visual representations of three-dimensional, complex, large, and time-varying molecular structures. The report presents a taxonomy that demonstrates which areas of molecular visualization have already been extensively investigated and where the field is currently heading. It discusses visualizations for molecular structures, strategies for efficient display regarding image quality and frame rate, covers different aspects of level of detail, and reviews visualizations illustrating the dynamic aspects of molecular simulation data. The report concludes with an outlook on promising and important research topics to enable further success in advancing the knowledge about interaction of molecular structures.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Eurographics Conference on Visualization - State of the Art Reports, EuroVis-STAR 2015|
|Editors||Rita Borgo, Fabio Ganovelli, Ivan Viola|
|Publisher||The Eurographics Association|
|Number of pages||21|
|State||Published - 2015|
|Event||17th Eurographics Conference on Visualization - State of the Art Reports, EuroVis-STAR 2015 - Cagliari, Italy|
Duration: May 25 2015 → May 29 2015
|Name||Eurographics Conference on Visualization - State of the Art Reports, EuroVis-STAR 2015|
|Conference||17th Eurographics Conference on Visualization - State of the Art Reports, EuroVis-STAR 2015|
|Period||05/25/15 → 05/29/15|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Acknowledgments: This work was supported through grants from the German Research Foundation (DFG) as part of SFB 716, the Excellence Center at Linköping and Lund in Information Technology (ELLIIT), the French Agency for Research grants ExaViz (ANR-11-MONU-003) and Dynamo (ANR-11-LABX-0011), the Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF) through project VRG11-010, the OeAD ICM through project CZ 17/2015, and the PhysioIllustration research project 218023 funded by the Norwegian Research Council.
© The Eurographics Association 2015.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design