Ralph Jimenez wrote to us about a visualisation he did of the "heme domain of FixL" molecule. The image was an entry for a competition at the University of Colorado and it was selected for an exhibition.
I'm a faculty member in Chemistry at the University of Colorado who has been playing around with and trying to learn how to use Blender for scientific graphics, particularly of molecular models. An image I contributed to the Art in Science/Science in Art competition was selected for the exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and for the on-line gallery. The image was created in two steps: The tructure was read in the Visual Molecular Dynamics Software 1.8.4 and side-chains, cofactor, etc. were created for a wireframe of the 3D model, which was then imported into Blender 2.42 for materials, lighting, raytracing. The result is on this page.
I did mention Blender in the description of the work I submitted to the competition, but they seem to have edited that out, so I thought I'd let you know directly.
Thanks to the Blender team for creating such excellent software! I hope it finds increasing use in scientific graphics.