As my SAL (Shading and Lighting) class is set to begin, I wanted to prepare by getting back into the Maya interface and playing around a bit. I have always wanted to try something along the lines of a scientific visualization, so I started using the Moelcular Maya Toolkit to make models using raw .pdb (Protein Data Bank) data. This is one of the models generated of one of the data file. These is scaffolding proteins in the assembly of the small, single-stranded DNA virus phiX174. Click the pictures and then again on the higher resolution if they appear out of focus or soft.