3D Printing and Molecular Models - Research Website for Brett Barney We have recently begun to utilize 3 dimensional printing technologies to produce different models of enzyme cofactors and protein structures. A MakerBot Replicator 2 was recently purchased through the generous support of the BioTechnology Institute at the University of Minnesota, and is housed in the Cargill Building on the St. Paul campus. This technology allows us to download pdb files from the Protein Data Bank, and using a range of software tools, we can finally import a completed file into the MakerWare Software, which then prepares a file that is used to print a scaled 3 dimensional model of the protein or cofactor In support of this technology and to further promote what I feel is a potentially valuable educational tool, I have been building a number of these models and posting them to Thingiverse. Anyone can go to Thingiverse and download the files for printing on a MakerBot Replicator 2. I hope to provide more details about how I constructed my models in the future.
Official Google SketchUp Blog i2k2 - Sketchup Tutorials Erase Unseen geometry – Create architectural models which are a hollow shell, without any internal lines or faces. Try and get rid of excess lines and faces in the architectural elements in the model. Simplify Curves – Curves are constructed from line segments in SketchUp 3D Models. Think Low-Poly - Save Time and money by using “just enough” detail. Surface Overlapping - If you see flickering faces in your model, it means there are two or more faces on top on one another, a good sign of excessive geometry. Proper Face Orientation – Each face in Sketchup has two sides, ensure you have the right face on the outside. Purge! Image Sizes - Images used for textures need not be high resolution to show the right amount of detail. Sources
Project Euler What is XAML? Extensible Application Markup Language, or XAML (pronounced "zammel"), is an XML-based markup language developed by Microsoft. XAML is the language behind the visual presentation of an application that you develop in Microsoft Expression Blend, just as HTML is the language behind the visual presentation of a Web page. Creating an application in Expression Blend means writing XAML code, either by hand or visually by working in the Design view of Expression Blend. XAML is part of the Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). WPF is the category of features in the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 that deal with the visual presentation of Windows-based applications and Web browser-based client applications. WPF-based applications can run on Windows Vista, or on earlier versions of Windows if Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 (and Internet Explorer 7.0 in the case of Web browser-based client applications) is installed. What is WPF? Back to top
AirCasting ArtVPS - Shaderlight for SketchUp 3D Rendering Technology Google SketchUp 7 Rapid Prototyping 3D Model Printing Technology Updated: November 2, 2013 Sponsored Links Out with SketchUp 6 and in with Google SketchUp 7, it was released in November 2008, and I have absolutely no idea about it until today, I’m so out of touch with the architecture software market. In related news, the guys over LGM released a 3D printing plugin for SketchUp called CADspan. As for Google SketchUp 7, the only new feature I find interesting is the ability to create professional presentation documents fast and creatively, other than that, there is nothing much to shout about.
How to Learn a Programming Language: 7 steps Edit Article Edited by Bourkas, Tom Viren, Ben Rubenstein, Compmod129 and 77 others Whether you want to design a video game, develop some cool apps for iPhone or Android or just want to do it for fun, programming is the way to go. There are countless programming languages for all sorts of uses, but learning them is easy once you learn how to use one. As a beginner, you'll probably start with Java or HTML. Once you become proficient in a language, you'll be able to create all sorts of new programs and really let your creativity show through! Ad Steps 1Decide your goal. 10Have a lot of practice. Tips When you learn something new, it is often helpful to implement it yourself and then tweak the design, predicting the results, to make sure you understand the concept.For practice, try to teach others. Sources and Citations How To Become A Hacker, an essay by Eric S.
What You Should Know About Rooting Your Kindle Fire Like any Android-based tablet, the Amazon Kindle Fire can be rooted. This in turn offers several advantages to the user, such as an increase in functionality via previously restricted apps. Unfortunately, the process of rooting isn’t as simple as it is with other Android devices. While apps such as Z4root can be used with phones and some tablets, the process involved in rooting a Kindle Fire at is a little more complicated. Thanks to a useful tool – Kindle Fire Utility – the Kindle Fire can be easily rooted. A Warning About Rooting the Kindle Fire You should be aware before you skip down to the next section the consequences of rooting. Put simply, rooting is the Android equivalent of jailbreaking, a term you may have heard in connection with iPhones. More crucially, however, is the fact that Amazon regularly forces updates onto the Kindle Fire. Remember that rooting will affect your warranty. Getting Started We’re starting this process with the Kindle Fire at version 6.3.1. Conclusion