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Re: crystal structure?

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg19647] Re: crystal structure?
  • From: Dr Phillip Kent <p.kent at ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 7 Sep 1999 00:28:40 -0400
  • Organization: Imperial College
  • References: <7qulck$2pm@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Big Fish wrote:
>
> Is there a painless way to draw a nice, smooth,
> ball-and-stick type, preferably with a 3D shading,
> crystal or molecular structure using Mathematica?
> 

For ideas, check out:

http://metric.ma.ic.ac.uk/chem/

under "Lab 3". It depends how smooth you want the spheres
to appear - because Mathematica graphics are based on 
postscript, smooth-looking spheres are memory-hungry,
though shouldn't be a problem if your computer is a fairly recent
(>= 233 MHz or so) model.

-Phillip

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