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Re: crystal structure?
Big Fish wrote: > > Hello, > > 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? > > Yes: How? > > No: Does anyone know of any Windows or UNIX > software, hopefully freeware but will consider > a reasonably priced commercial one, that will > allow me to do that AND save the resulting file > in postscript format? > > Thanks a lot! > > Ebe The picture in the graphics gallery of Wolfram http://library.wolfram.com/graphics/index_2_diagrams3.html was created by Alastair McLean, who has also some packages for crystal structures: http://nanophysics.phy.queensu.ca/mma.html Perhaps he has also some functions for the nice spheres and sticks. Otherwise you have to replace points by spheres and lines by cylinders, good exercise in rule-based programming I guess. :) Greetings Martin Kraus