By: Kota Soda, edited by- Hiloni (04/10/21), edited by Mohammed Akel (Spring 2023)


Nanome is a VR data visualization software specializing in displaying molecular data at the nanoscopic level.


Installing Nanome on Oculus Quest 2

Data Soruces/Format

Data can be loaded through the load menu.

MD Trajectory

Supported file formats: .PDB, .PSE, .DCD, .GRO, .XTC, .TRR.

Click on "files" and select the folder containing the trajectories. Then press load. Play the trajectory by launching the "Frame" menu.


Supported file formats: .pdb, .cif, .mmcif, .sdf, .mol, .xyz, .mol2, .ccp4, .dsn6, .dcd, .gro, .pqr, .trr, .xtc, .psf, .pse, .nanome, .png, .jpg, .jpeg, .pdf


Supported databases: RCSB, Drugbank, Pubchem

VR Controls

Instructions on how to navigate through Nanome can be found here.


Public Rooms

A room where anybody is free to join. Available to Personal Use users. 

Private Rooms

A room with a password set to prevent other people from joining. Only available to Academic and Enterprise.

Single User Rooms

Offline mode which no one else can join. Only available to Academic and Enterprise.


In Game Voice Chat

A built in voice chat feature that allows users to converse with each other. The speaker icon next to a user's username lights up when a user is talking.

Laser Pointer

A laser pointer can be used by a user to point at specific things. 

Collaborative Model Manipulation

The same model can be manipulated by multiple users. The collaboration works in Presenter Mode. So, only one person is allowed to make changes to the model, while others can view. The presenter Mode keeps on changing the presenter every 2 minutes to encourage collaboration.

Collaborative pointer

In collaborative mode, you can see other people's wrist movement to figure out what part they are editing. However, wyou are unable to see laser pointer of another user.

For paid version-

Teleport other users to you

This feature allows you to select a member in the room and teleport them near your position.

Give Presenter

This feature allows you to make some other member presenter.

Get Presenter

This feature allows you to be the presenter and manipulate the model.

Minimum System Requirements (VR Mode)

OS: Windows 10


CPU: Intel i5-4590


VR Headset: Oculus Rift S, Oculus Rift, HTC Cosmos, HTC Vive Pro, Valve Index, WMR/HP Reverb G2



Accessibility: The estimated time for someone to load and start visualizing data in VR

Power: The engine's power - i.e. how much one can do with this

Usage: Evaluation of software's use for the following purposes


Personal Use (Free)

Academic (Single license, $199/yr)

Commercial ($5k+/yr)

Enterprise (Custom)


Each member is represnted by an Avatar. 

Avatars can be edited - Choose different color for Avatar or Choose hair style.