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Official Release PyMOL v1.8.2 has been released on April 20, 2016.
New Script dssr_block is a wrapper for DSSR (3dna) and creates block-shaped nucleic acid cartoons
New Plugin LiSiCA is a new plugin for 2D and 3D ligand based virtual screening using a fast maximum clique algorithm.
Official Release PyMOL v1.8.0 has been released on Nov 18, 2015.
PyMOL Open-Source Fellowship Schrödinger is now accepting applications for the PyMOL Open-Source Fellowship program! Details on
Official Release PyMOL, AxPyMOL, and JyMOL v1.7.6 have all been released on May 4, 2015.
New Plugin PyANM is a new plugin for easier Anisotropic Network Model (ANM) building and visualising in PyMOL.
New Plugin Bondpack is a collection of PyMOL plugins for easy visualization of atomic bonds.
New Plugin MOLE 2.0 is a new plugin for rapid analysis of biomacromolecular channels in PyMOL.
3D using Geforce PyMOL can now be visualized in 3D using Nvidia GeForce video cards (series 400+) with 120Hz monitors and Nvidia 3D Vision, this was previously only possible with Quadro video cards.
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Did you know...

* Perp Maker -- Creates a perpendicular plane through the center of your protein with respect to the camera's current position. (If you translate the protein towards the camera a bit, you get a nice surface, sometimes.) A stupid little script I wrote in response to a request a few months ago (and it doesn't even conform to the request!) Load a protein, run the script (read the documentation in the script). (Jason Vertrees/Tree)
  • Axes -- Creates a 3D-CGO object that shows the three coordinate axes.
  • Symmetry Axis -- Draw a 3D-CGO line given a point and a direction.
  • CGO Text -- Creates a 3D-CGO text object.
  • Slerpy -- Pymol command extensions for key frame animation movie making.
  • Plane Wizard -- Wizard to draw planes between three picked points.
  • Bounding Box -- Create a bounding box around a selection (Python script; requires numarray and Scientific; gilleain)
  • Ellipsoid -- Create callback object (opengl) ellipsoids. (Python script; gilleain)
  • TransformSelectionByCameraView
A Random PyMOL-generated Cover. See Covers.