W20: accepted into GSoC!
Well, I did it. I got accepted by Open Chemistry and Google to officially work on Avogadro 2's biomolecular support. See this Discourse post to learn more and add your own ideas. I'll be (and have started!) working on the following:
- Adding the ability to create molecular surfaces (Van der Waals, solvent accessible and excluded), colored by at least one scheme (e.g. electron density, hydrophobicity, partial charge...).
- Adding support for rendering non-covalent interactions, like close contacts, hydrogen bonds, etc.
- Making Avogadro 2 able to handle coordination complexes gracefully.
- Fixing issues affecting bioinformatics workflows and improving performance in that area.
Additionally, I've cleaned the dust off Nodeverse and finished the latest piece of infrastructure: a set of scripts to convert OpenSCAD files into .obj!
I've just added automatic UV map generation and better handling of non-rectangular faces. Note that the scripts are only designed to work with axis-aligned faces (which are the only ones I'm using in Nodeverse, by design), but now at least they can have any shape within that constraint.
The idea is to use these new tools to ease development of models for the
nv_ships mod, part of Nodeverse.