[Chimera-users] how to generate good STL code for atoms display

Jakob Suckale jakob.suckale at uni-tuebingen.de
Mon Apr 4 05:13:10 PDT 2016

Sorry, the message was truncated. This is the missing part.

A netfabb repair of the chromophore STL does significantly simplify
the model and reduce the file size from 13.7 to 5.7 MB indicating that
there's a lot of room for improvement in the STL export esp. of atom

On 4 April 2016 at 11:54, Jakob Suckale <jakob.suckale at uni-tuebingen.de> wrote:
> Dear chimeras,
> Does anybody know of a good way to generate lean STL code for atom/bond display?
> Take this example. I'm generating STLs to 3D print GFP. Exporting the
> ribbon of the beta barrel generates an ok STL of 6.8MB. However,
> exporting the wire atom display of the chromophore generates a
> horribly inflated STL of 13.7MB - almost twice the ribbons file
> despite the tiny size (see screenshot attached). Printing the
> chromophore is problematic since it contains a lot of weird internal
> structures instead of being a clean surface model of the wireframe. A
> netfabb repair of the chromophore STL
> Looking forward to your expert ideas.
> All the best,
> Jakob
> Jakob Suckale, PhD
> Lecturer in Biochemistry
> University of Tübingen
> +49-7071-29-73363

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