VIDA 2.1.0

New Features

  • Added interactive text annotation of molecules

  • Added the ability to start, monitor, terminate, and load results from external processes

  • Added a protein sequence viewer as part of the 2D depiction widget

  • Added the oechemlite Python module, enabling significantly greater scripting functionality within VIDA

  • Added the ability to create arbitrary sphere monitors via the scripting API (see Python API for documentation of the new method CreateSphereMonitor(...))

  • Added support for fullscreen display

  • Added new emph{cloud} visualization style for grids

  • Added support for copy and paste of molecules from ISIS/Draw

  • Added support for use of the Maestro mouse map in the 3D display

  • Added support for saving screenshots in JPG format in addition to PNG


  • Cleaned up the appearance of the right-click popup menus

  • Added a “Style” option to the right-click popup menus, when appropriate to the context, which mirrors the main “Style” menu

  • Added significantly greater detail to info labels created when holding down the “ctrl” (or “alt” on Mac) key when moving the mouse in the 3D or 2D views

  • Added two default filtered spreadsheets to the application: “Molecules” and “Proteins”

  • Filled out the scripting API for greater control of the GUI - in particular for menus and toolbar

  • Greatly improved the electrostatic coloring scheme for protein surfaces

  • Added the ability to change the font used by the application

Major Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a crash when trying to generate electrostatic contours on extremely small molecules (e.g. water)

Minor Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a number of preferences that were not being properly saved or obeyed by the application

  • Fixed the undo stack such the initial setup of the 3D display cannot be undone by accident

  • Fixed the display of angle monitor measurements from radians to degrees

  • Fixed the display of the text scale widget such that it is not hidden on low resolution monitors

  • Made sure that when saving images and state files, a proper file extension is added to the filename, even if one was not specified