CellBlender is an add-on designed to facilitate the creation of computational cell biology models. Developed with support from the National Center for Multiscale Modeling of Biological Systems (MMBioS). it serves as a comprehensive tool for users interested in simulating and visualizing cellular behaviors within the Blender environment.n.

Key features:

  • Model Creation and Visualization: Enables the definition of molecules, reactions, and geometric objects. Users can create named surface regions on objects, assign properties, and visualize molecule trajectories within a simulated environment.
  • Integration with MCell: Designed to work closely with MCell, CellBlender allows for the simulation of cellular models, providing insights into cellular dynamics and behaviors.
  • Comprehensive GUI for MDL Language: Aims to encapsulate all of MCell’s MDL language features within a graphical user interface, eliminating the need for manual editing of MDL files and enhancing user accessibility.
  • Parameter Sweeping: Supports parameter sweeping to explore a wide range of simulation conditions, facilitating in-depth analysis and research.
  • Output Data Organization: Organizes output data in a structured manner, making it easier to manage and analyze results from simulations, especially when dealing with large datasets or multiple parameter sweeps.

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