Q: When does Project Sci-Viz time out?
A: Project Sci-Viz times out on November 1, 2013.
Q: Why do I need to use Project Sci-Viz with an external, non-Autodesk tool?
A: The intent of Sci-Viz is to demonstrate and get feedback on a specific kind of plug-in for 3ds Max. As a demonstrable use of this particular technology, Sci-Viz was tested only with this tool.
Q: When will the technology underneath Sci-Viz be available as part of 3ds Max?
A: At this time, there are no specific plans to release Sci-Viz as part of Autodesk 3ds Max. Feedback from this project and other sources will be helpful in determining if, how and when the technology might make it into Autodesk 3ds Max.
Q: What are your expectations?
A: As with all Labs projects, we ask you to try it out, send us feedback using the forum (http://area.autodesk.com/forum/autodesk-3ds-max/project-sci-viz/) and email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) example images.
Q: What is ePMV?
A: ePMV, the embedded Python Molecular viewer, is an add-on for Autodesk Maya, Autodesk 3ds Max, and other 3D graphics packages that allows an artist to easily import molecular geometry from a variety of known sources, such as the Protein Data Bank (http://www.rcsb.org).
Q: What is uPy?
A: uPy is an innovative middle tier that allows ePMV and other tools created by Scripps to operate on several different graphics platforms.
Q: What are AutoPack and CellPack?
A: autoPack is a tool for densely packing a volume with shapes of various sizes and dimensions. It’s the underlying technology behind cellPack, which combines the ability to encode biological ‘recipes’ with the close packing concepts to create visualizations of densely packed molecular spaces inside tools like Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya.