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Help Needed on Science Friendly Software

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Hi all out there,

I am writing a short summary article on biological molecules etc... for my school and perhaps for the wider community.  I want to make my article exciting by incorporating scientific images. I want to make it more exciting and include images of amino acids etc... but showing each individual atom. Is there animation/image software available for science education purposes? Alternatively, is there low cost software that can help me to bring my article to life?

for example, something like this:

 

Thanks, in advanceImage result for carbon reacting to become carbon dioxide atom images

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Blender is a free open source drawing and animation software.  It is quite good, the learning curve is a bit steep but there is a whole community that uses it and lots of helpful tutorials.

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Thank you Bufofrog.  I will try it out.  How is Corel Draw?

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10 hours ago, jimmydasaint said:

Is there animation/image software available for science education purposes?

I tested Molview just for fun. I took a random compound, Aminoacetic acid, and it produced these two pictures*:

 

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*) I selected representation "Van der Waals spheres" and engine "Jmol". 

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Superb - I have to check this out. Thank you. Hope it is royalty free. 

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On 4/22/2019 at 10:13 AM, jimmydasaint said:

Hope it is royalty free

I'm by no means an expert in software licensing, but I checked http://molview.org/license and I find no reason to believe there are royalties (Gnu General Public License).

 

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