An Abstraction Space for Molecular Visualization
Term project by Matthew van der Zwan
Much research revolves around molecules, resulting in many different ways to visualize the corresponding molecular data, focused on showing relevant properties. For proteins, in particular, people tend to use a number of different representations. The goal of this work is to provide researchers with a tool in which they can intuitively and interactively explore the structure of a protein, thereby aiding researchers in their work. To this end, an abstraction space has been constructed which facilitates dedicated control over the structural representation of the protein, the illustrativeness of the rendering style, and the support of depth perception.
Matthew's results were presented at EuroVis 2011 and published as a journal paper in the Computer Graphics Forum. Matthew's report can also be downloaded.