Visual models

Visual models are one of the five categories of models in SAMSON. They provide visual representations in the viewport. A visual model may be e.g. a secondary structure representation applicable to protein models, an electron density isosurface, a volume rendering of an electrostatics field, etc. When a visual model is loaded at startup, SAMSON stores it in a list of available visual models, used in particular when adding a visual model from the Visualization menu.

Secondary structure representation

Adding a visual model

If you want to start developing you own visual models, please, refer to the documentation about the generating SAMSON elements and the SAMSON tutorials page for more information about writing new visual models for SAMSON.