Blender starts with no problems, but when I run ePMV, I get the following error pop-up three times:
Yes this a normal error at startup, we talk about it in our troubleshooting pages.
The good thing is that you get it running right after downloading, and yes the current version is unstable.
Another issue is, looks like the current version sticks with the short file name format reminiscent of old DOS days, since I had to rename my files to be able to open them.
This is a blender limitation on length for object name...so I had to limit the pdb filename open.
Moreover, it looks like when I select an option, it tries to do/apply that immediately, which makes things very slow. If there could be an "IMPORT" button that needs to be clicked once all the preferred options are selected, it may make things much faster.
Do you mean some kind of Apply button ? It will be possible, about the performance the first time time you check a button ePMV build the geometry, next times the plugin just toggle the display...And you should be aware about the Atom representation issue which is the most time consuming, you should avoid it for large system and prefer molecular surface or point cloud...
I am very excited about using ePMV, and I will do my best to provide feedback from an end-user's perspective to make it better. Looking forward to the improved updated versions.
Thanks a lot, every feedback is very welcome! our current version is buggy and in alpha state so we are open to any request and suggestion.