Volumetric viewing of scientific phenomena is an important feature in modern scientific visualizing tools because it can express specific phenomena which can’t be visualized using the default vertex based geometric renderers/rasterizers; as electron clouds and Van der Waals interactions, as well it’s been proposed in Molecular Graphics journal in 1989; so now is a proper time to integrate it into 3Dmol.js rendering system as It has already gained the level of maturity when volume rendering becomes an essential milestone. During my work I will investigate different approaches of visualizing volumes, select the techniques that are modern, efficient and fit the best to the existing code.



Bassem Samir


  • Marcus Hanwell
  • David Koes