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BioBlender specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_05060
Name BioBlender
Software type Package/Module
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
License BSD 2-clause “Simplified” License
Computer skills Advanced
Stability Beta
Maintained Yes




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  • person_outline Monica Zoppè

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Phosphorylation of influenza A virus NS1 protein at threonine 49 suppresses its interferon antagonistic activity

PMCID: 5066752
PMID: 26687707
DOI: 10.1111/cmi.12559

[…] ffects of missense mutations based on structural signatures (Topham et al., ; Pires et al., ). Structural simulation was performed on PDB ID 2ZKO. The molecular graphic simulation was performed using Bioblender (Andrei et al., ). […]


SketchBio: a scientist’s 3D interface for molecular modeling and animation

BMC Bioinformatics
PMCID: 4287593
PMID: 25359079
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2105-15-334

[…] g tools (such as UNC’s Microscope Simulator []). Several groups are building molecule-specific loaders that plug into these programs, such as Autofill/Autopack/Autocell [], and Molecular Maya []. The BioBlender package also leverages Blender for molecular modeling and supports collision detection []. These each require the scientist to learn the underlying complex rendering tool plus additional pl […]


Game On, Science How Video Game Technology May Help Biologists Tackle Visualization Challenges

PLoS One
PMCID: 3590297
PMID: 23483961
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0057990

[…], Cinema 4D ( or Blender ( Scientific projects associated to these programs include ePMV , Molecular Maya and BioBlender . Using such tools for animation is particularly beneficial for teaching as well as for communicating with a broad public, even leading to new discoveries and valuable insight by combining […]


Bioinformatics in Italy: BITS2011, the Eighth Annual Meeting of the Italian Society of Bioinformatics

BMC Bioinformatics
PMCID: 3314567
PMID: 22536954
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2105-13-S4-I1

[…] The topic "Protein Structure and Function" had four works selected. Andrei et al., in "Intuitive representation of surface properties of biomolecules using BioBlender" [], describe an interesting tool which is based on 3D animation and rendering software mixed with biochemical knowledge to represent protein surface properties. Features such as electrosta […]


Visualizing Protein Interactions and Dynamics: Evolving a Visual Language for Molecular Animation

PMCID: 3292069
PMID: 22383622
DOI: 10.1187/cbe.11-08-0071

[…] atform has been realized with the recent development of several plug-ins for three-dimensional animation packages from the entertainment industry—namely the Embedded Python Molecular Viewer (ePMV; ), BioBlender (), and our own software toolkit Molecular Maya (mMaya; McGill, in preparation).The goal of visualization developed in this context is to merge data sets from otherwise nonintersecting fiel […]


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BioBlender institution(s)
Scientific Visualization Unit, Institute of Clinical Physiology, CNR of Italy, Pisa, Italy; Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy; Visual Computing Lab, ISTI, CNR of Italy, Pisa, Italy; Big Bang Solutions, Navacchio, Italy; University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
BioBlender funding source(s)
Supported by Regione Toscana grant ‘Animazione 3D’.

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