Thank you Hugo for your quick reply!
We will look into ForceField to mimick the Van der Waals forces. I will get back to you with the implementation details of the helix.
On a related note: I assume that you internally calculate the distances between all frames to compute possible collisions? Is this exposed somewhere? We need to have the…[Read more]
we are currently modeling alpha-helices and their interactions in SOFA. The helix is build by positioning the atoms (frames) in space and to allow a degree of bending, we connect some of the neighboring atoms with springs. This works quite well, as long as there are no interactions with other helices. Here, the problem is that they can get…[Read more]