This is the second assignment. Your performance in this assignment is again going to be used as a judging factor for your eligibility to attend the advanced course.
The assignment is to model any THREE molecules of your choice. You can easily find images on the net which can be used as a reference for designing the molecule. You must maintain its chemical structure, ie if its tetrahedral you must make the same.
We want all the molecules to be unique. So once you have decided on the molecules you are going to model, you must comment on this blog entry and let everyone know the ones you have selected so that two people do not make the same molecule. I repeat, it is very important you first post which molecules you are going to model and then start modelling!
The complexity of the molecule that you choose to model will earn you some extra brownie points, more complex the molecule, better the chances of you being eligible to attend the workshop. But guys do not loose focus and try not modelling molecules that are way to complex and you won't be able to model them correctly hence making the whole process of modelling it redundant as it cannot be used later.
If someone chooses to actually go ahead and make an animation of a chemical reaction using these molecules, nothing like it, but modelling the three molecules accurately must be given top priority.
Some important points- do not make the bonds and the atoms a single object, as later on when we are going to use them to show animated reactions, it might become a stumbling block. Also materials may be used to show atoms of two different elements. At least colour coding must be done to signify two different atoms. If not this then try putting text on them. What method you choose is up to you as long as two atoms can be distinguished.
I am uploading a rendered image of a molecule I had modelled some time back. Notice how the tetrahedron structure has been maintained, ie 60 degrees between the 4 bonds. For guys who arn't quite fluent with chemical terms, the spheres are the atoms and the cylinders are the bonds. The whole thing is a molecule.
Hope this helps. Alright guys thats about it. You have two days time to submit this, i.e. Wednesday midnight. Blend files and rendered images to be mailed to:
You can CC it to Sameer sir also if you like. Best of luck with this, and get modelling!!