[Newbie] Prrinting a molecule

Discussion in 'Technologies and Hardware' started by stillinbeta, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. stillinbeta
    stillinbeta New Member
    Hello all,

    I'm an absolute novice at this, so I apologise if this is an obvious question.

    I'm hoping to make a necklace out of a printed molecule, specifically this one:


    I was hoping I could get it done in steel or silver. But before I go through all the effort of modelling, I'd like to know if this is even possible? I've read the FAQs for Steel and it mentions the "sandcastle" rule, which it seems unlikely this would pass.

    Anyone have any suggestions?
  2. mkroeker
    mkroeker Well-Known Member
    You can find the usual suspects (caffeine, thc,..) in the jewelry section of the shops already, so it seems to have worked for others.
    Also, the "effort of modeling" you mention should be limited to finding a software that can export to VRML2 (a.k.a. VRML97) or X3D.