MOLECULAR MODELING AND CREATING 3D MODELS OF CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS IN BLENDER SOFTWARE USING THE RESOURCES OF CHEMSPIDER AND OPEN BABEL
- 1 Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Industrial Design Department, Technical University of Varna, Bulgaria
Creating 3D models of molecules and chemical compounds is a necessity in scientific work, which examines different states, structures, processes and interaction of molecules. This is done through the use of comprehensive 3D graphics programs as well as specialized applications containing and maintaining a database of ready-made models. The ability to work with good 3D graphics platform such as Blender combined with available resources of ChemSpider and Open Babel, builds a powerful system allowing the creation of highquality and realistic virtual models of molecules and chemical compounds.