Design exercise #1

CS 348C - Visualizing Computer Systems
Fall Quarter, 1996
Marc Levoy
Tuesday, October 1
Thursday, October 3, in class

Design a visualization that would help a chemist interactively maneuver a drug molecule into the docking site in a protein molecule. The surfaces of the drug molecule and docking site are curved and highly convoluted, as shown in class, and the fit, if one exists, is likely to be tight. You may assume that the computer knows the shape of both surfaces and has infinite display performance, but is unable to plan a path itself. Describe and sketch your solution. One page is enough.