SAMSON features HyperBalls representations

The SAMSON Software for Adaptive Modelling and Simulation Of Nanosystems features HyperBalls visual representations. Here an early screenshot from the implementation phase.

Hyperballs implemented in the NGLViewer

Hyperballs links are in the NGLviewer ( Looks really good! Thanks @asrmoin !hballngl

HyperBalls now in UnityMol!

The HyperBalls shaders are fully functional within Unity3D and are used in the UnityMol molecular viewer. HyperBalls are now fully integrated into the UnityMol software and are actively developed in that context. For instance they were extended with MatCap functionality to use lit spheres lighting. You will find the most up-to-date versions of the shaders there. They have been greatly optimized for use in a VR context for instance and run on a variety of devices such as Android tablets (Asus Nexus 7,..) and Android TVs, in a WebGL context, etc. Of course, they still run on MacOSX, Windows and Linux, too.

So if you are interested in HyperBalls, please follow the UnityMol project. There is a
RSS feed, a twitter account and a Gitter chatroom available. The latest UnityMol build v 0.9.6 has been released today!

HyperBalls website site now launched !

We are very excited to launch this website dedicated to the HyperBalls representation. This site will be regularly updated to add new content, demos, tutorials, videos and so on ...

We are currently working on a minimal source code that will be released very soon. This source code will allow a user to load a pdb file, rotate the camera and zoom in or out. It will be possible to interactively change parameters to depict either
Ball and stick, licorice or HyperBalls representations.

Our next goal is to discuss the possible implementation of HyperBalls within largely used software with the developers of common molecular viewers such as VMD, Yasara, Pymol... If you are interested, please contact us! If you think that the HyperBalls representation can be useful for your own scientific field (not necessarily just molecular visualization) please contact us too !