All text files read or written by DomainFinder (e.g. PDB files, VRML
files, and textual domain descriptions) can be compressed using the
gzip. It is sufficient to use
filenames with the appropriate suffixes
DomainFinder then automatically chooses the right format. Compression
is especially useful for VRML files, which can become very large.
Most VRML viewers can deal with compressed files directly, just like
Many windows in DomainFinder show a three-dimensional protein backbone structure. The representations can be moved, rotated, and scaled with the mouse. Press the left button for translation, the middle button for rotation, and the right button (with vertical movement) for scaling.
The structure visualization in DomainFinder is currently rather slow, which is especially visible during interactive manipulation. Future versions of DomainFinder will probably use a faster structure display technique.