[Chimera-users] 3D printing a viral capsid
Hurt, Darrell (NIH/NIAID) [E]
darrellh at niaid.nih.gov
Fri Aug 22 10:33:52 PDT 2014
I got a good import of your scene in Blender by exporting an OBJ from Chimera. Maybe give that a try. You can then convert to STL using Blender's tools.
Hope it helps!
Darrell Hurt, Ph.D.
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From: Jeremiah Gassensmith <jjg130230 at utdallas.edu<mailto:jjg130230 at utdallas.edu>>
Date: Friday, August 22, 2014 10:15 AM
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Subject: [Chimera-users] 3D printing a viral capsid
I’m trying to produce an STL file from a model I have built in Chimera but it comes out incredibly deformed. I have created the model from a PDB file of a viral coat protein such that it is fully assembled into the proper capsid structure. You can see the model I’ve created here:
Problem is, when I export to STL and open in Blender I get a squished unrecognizable “clump” looking thing and not a beautiful sphere. Any help would be lovely!
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