[Chimera-users] STL File export size

Healey, Joe J.R.J.Healey at warwick.ac.uk
Fri Sep 22 02:38:06 PDT 2017

Hi Chimera team,

I'm dealing with some protein structures that vary quite a lot in size. I'd like to make 3D printable versions, so I'm exporting STL files.

Is there any way to reduce the file size of the exported STLs? How might one control the level of detail (triangulation) of the exported file - I suspect the defaults are including a lot of detail that a 3D printer wouldn't even be able to replicate in the first place.

Many thanks

Joe Healey

M.Sc. B.Sc. (Hons) MSRB
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MOAC CDT, Senate House
University of Warwick
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