Introduction to MCell and CellBlender

In order to quickly show what can be done with MCell and CellBlender, we'll begin by generating a simple model and gradually add in more features. Our initial model will contain a cube that has diffusing surface and volume molecules that react with each other to create new molecules. Later, we'll add more complex reactions and surface properties. At that point, we'll begin to move on to some more advanced topics, like optimizing a simulation and analyzing data.

Much of the theory will be skipped over, as it's available elsewhere. For a more detailed explanation of any given topic, please see the quick reference guide (pdf, html).

Although no longer actively maintained, the legacy DReAMM and MCell tutorials are still available.

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