No that's not Dick Cheney's EKG — that's the number of downloads for Project Sci-Viz for 3ds Max.
Atoms are atoms. Molecules are molecules. Cells are cells. All small but certainly something that could benefit from visualization. Researchers from the Olson Molecular Graphics Laboratory at the Scripps Research Institute and from the Johnson Lab at UCSF have made freely available a number of cutting edge scientific visualization tools such as the embedded Python Molecular Viewer (ePMV) and most recently autoPack. Project Sci-Viz provides a Python engine and API for 3ds Max that enable Max users to run ePMV and autoPack from within 3ds Max 2013.
The latest update extends the technology preview to November 1. Based on your feedback, it also includes an updated installer so there should be fewer wrinkles when getting started. As always, you can contact us in a number of ways.
So far the usage of this technology preview have been quite lively. The original technology preview was slated to end on May 1, but users pleaded for more time, and the team wished to collect more feedback, so it all worked out.
Technology preview resuscitation is alive in the lab.