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Modeling Molecules in Sketchup: Complete DNA Series

I have completed the video series on how to use Sketchup to make a molecular molecule of DNA. Here is the Youtube page: Modeling Molecules – Youtube

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Susan Deoxyribose

Susan is the generic human model who comes up automatically when the user starts a New file in Sketchup Version 8. I happened to have copied and pasted my latest DNA model to a New file, and there she was, … Continue reading

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DNA in Sketchup: closing in

From a distance it looks okay, but alas: The phosphodiester bond needs a little more twisting. Once I get that done, my DNA will look okay even close up. Onward! Excelsior! Whatever!

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DNA in Sketchup: A Glimmer of Success?

Here’s the first time that I’ve been able to connect two base pairs in the DNA spiral for my modeling molecules project. My method is quite complicated and I’ve had to resort to all kinds of tricks utilizing layers to … Continue reading

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DNA modeling in Sketchup

I’ve been working a series of videos called ‘Modeling Molecules,’ the goal of which is to show how to make a ball and stick model of a strand of DNA helix in Sketchup. The above picture shows my progress so … Continue reading

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Sketchup Molecular Model for Guanine, Uploaded to 3D Warehouse

Check it out in Google 3D Warehouse here. I’m going slow on the uploading, for two reasons. First, there’s always a good possibility that there is a fundamental shortcoming in my design which will force me to redo everything. Second, … Continue reading

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Molecule Maker: Good Adenine and the Kit

Well, I was right about being wrong. Here is adenine with the correct angles for the hydrogen bonds coming off the pentagonal ring: And here is the molecule maker kit, admittedly not looking like much for something that has kept … Continue reading

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Molecule Maker: DNA Nucleotides

From left to right: adenine, cytosine, thymine, guanine. They took about ten minutes each, thymine a little longer than the others because of the ‘antler.’ I found that I could copy-and-paste a lot of the molecular structure from previous work, … Continue reading

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