Computing smooth molecular surfaces

@article{Varshney1994ComputingSM,
  title={Computing smooth molecular surfaces},
  author={Amitabh Varshney and Frederick P. Brooks and William V. Wright},
  journal={IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications},
  year={1994},
  volume={14},
  pages={19-25}
}
We consider how we set out to formulate a parallel analytical molecular surface algorithm that has expected linear complexity with respect to the total number of atoms in a molecule. To achieve this goal, we avoided computing the complete 3D regular triangulation over the entire set of atoms, a process that takes time O(n log n), where n is the number of atoms in the molecule. We aim to compute and display these surfaces at interactive rates, by taking advantage of advances in computational… CONTINUE READING

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