nanojack bonds

nanojack bonds 3d printed Download
A model of a nanojack molecule, the building block of buckymesh, showing the carbon atoms as spheres and the bonds as cigar shapes - for more info, see buckymesh.com
cm: 19.9 w x 18 d x 16.86 h
in: 7.835 w x 7.087 d x 6.638 h

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I originally used a molecular modeling package (Hyperchem, then Nanoengineer-1) to place and bond 216 carbon atoms into roughly this shape. It then optimized the position of all the atoms to get exactly this shape. I then exported it, and imported it into another package that converted it into two meshes of triangles (the spheres and the cigars). Imported the result into Blender, added a subdivision surface modifier to both, then Boolean unioned the two to get the final shape. 750,000 triangles. Why do you ask? You looking to do something similar?
June 30, 2012, 2:20 pm
How did you create this?
June 30, 2012, 11:16 am
 
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