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View 3D PDB Files Online

Use this free tool to view your 3D PDB (Protein Data Bank) files online without needing to install any software. Our PDB viewer tool will generate a real-time 3D preview of your PDB file with Pan and Zoom controls, allowing you to see your 3D model from any angle.

Our PDB viewing tool can load most PDB files, and we are working on improvements all the time to improve compatibility with all file formats. If you are looking to convert your 2D image files to 3D files, such as STL, then we have a 2D to 3D conversion tool here.

How to View your PDB File Online?

Here are two simple steps to display your PDB file in any web browser.

Upload an PDB

Click the "Upload a File" button and select an PDB to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

View your PDB

Once processed, your PDB file will be displayed in the web browser.

File Format Information for PDB

Full NameProtein Data Bank
Type3D Model
Mime Typeapplication/octet-stream
ToolsPDB Converters, 3D Model Voxelizer, Create PDB Animation, PDB Viewer


The PDB file format is used to describe protein molecule structures. Its full title, Protein Data Bank, started out back in 1976 and was used as a means to store molecules, their structures, and associated data such as coordinates.

The format is a plain-text format and has evolved over the years, with the latest version becoming available in 2011. PDB files can be opened with a variety of 3D modeling programs and some specialist software too.

PDB Features

  • Mesh Geometry (Vertices and Faces)
  • Vertex Normals
  • Face Normals
  • Vertex Colors
  • Face Materials (Excluding textures)
  • Textures
  • Point Cloud
  • Multiple Objects Per File
  • Object Transforms (Translation, Rotation, and Scale)
  • Bones/Joints
  • Animations
  • Suitable for 3D Printing

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I view my PDB file online?

First, click the "Upload..." button and select the PDB file you wish to view. Once your PDB file has been received it will be displayed in your browser.

How long does it take to view my PDB file?

We aim to process all PDB file viewing requests as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds but can be more for larger or more complex files so please be patient.

How accurate is the PDB file viewer?

We aim to create the most accurate rendition of your PDB file with our tools. Our tools are under constant development with new features and improvements being added every week.

Is it safe to view my PDB file on ImageToStl.com?

Yes, of course! We do not store the PDB file you submit. The generated preview file within your browser is deleted after 15 minutes,

Can I view my PDB file on Windows, Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our PDB file viewer will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to use our file viewing tools.

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