3dRS documentation


Brief description

Documentation for the web application 3-dimensional structure Representation Sharing (3dRS). This application has been built with the aim of sharing visualizations of 3D biological structures through the web. In these visualizations, users will be able to draw several representations with different selections of the structure(s) previously uploaded to the application.

Our philosophy for this project is to make it accessible to everybody, so there is no private area and once a project is shared everybody with the link can access it with no restrictions.

For the sake of simplicity and to improve the user experience of the users, this application has no Save button. Each change performed over the stage or the panels will be automatically saved to the database, so anytime a user can close the browser and then come back to keep working on the edition at the same point it was.

3dRS has been built on top of NGL Viewer (a collection of tools for web-based molecular graphics that uses WebGL to display molecules like proteins and DNA/RNA with a variety of representations). MDsrv (a Molecular Dynamics streaming web server) has been used as well for representing the trajectories.


3dRS, a Web-Based Tool to Share Interactive Representations of 3D Biomolecular Structures and Molecular Dynamics Trajectories Genís Bayarri, Adam Hospital and Modesto Orozco . Front. Mol. Biosci., 13 August 2021, doi: 10.3389/fmolb.2021.726232.


Below there is an embedded project of our gallery:



Documentation & help

All the documentation is accessible through Read the Docs.


This project has been developed on top of NGL Viewer and MDsrv: