Learn How to Create Molecular Animations


The RCSB PDB's new Video Challenge invites high school students to create short videos (two minutes or less) that tell a story about HIV/AIDS.

New online video tutorials are available to help students interested in creating molecular animations for their videos.

Tutorial 1 demonstrates Protein Visualization with UCSF Chimera, Video Editing with Blender, and Sound Editing in Audacity. Tutorial 2 describes Finding and visualizing HIV-related protein-drug complexes.

Other resources, including a paper model of the HIV capsid and related Molecule of the Month columns, are available from PDB-101 and can be used in videos that do not involve molecular animations.

The deadline to submit a video is May 31, 2014.

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