[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

Hi Jeremiah,

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!

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From: Jeremiah Gassensmith <jjg130230 at utdallas.edu<mailto:jjg130230 at utdallas.edu>>
Date: Friday, August 22, 2014 10:15 AM
To: "chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu<mailto:chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu>" <chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu<mailto:chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu>>
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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