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 Sci-Viz plug-in is available only for 3ds Max 2013 64-bit and requires a 64-bit version of Python 2.6.6.
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The latest update extends the technology preview to November 1, 2013 to allow for the collection of additional comments and suggestions. The installer has also been improved based on user feedback.