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Thu, Jun 9, 2022 11:03 PM

3D molecules from ChemDraw 21.0 animated in PowerPoint

For several years, my lab has been interested in exploring how 3D objects such as molecules, orbitals and surfaces can be directly manipulated in PowerPoint.

With the introduction of new 3D functions in ChemDraw 21.0, I thought this would be a good time to demonstrate the kind of stuff that can be done. Together with the "convert to 3D" function that was introduced in a previous version of ChemDraw, the new ability to generate 3D objects opens up many possibilities. For example, you can now easily embed molecules inside a fullerene or a nanotube, then manipulate this 3D object in PowerPoint.

In the following video, I give a few examples of the kind of stuff that can be done. All 3D structures were generated in one click from ChemDraw 21, and all movement/animation was done directly in PowerPoint through simple animations and the use of the Morph slide transition.

Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions!

https://youtu.be/w5GAMjeFL1c

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I'm glad you like it!

As for the dance, the three molecules were aligned and captured as a single 3MF file in ChemDraw. Then in PowerPoint I just added concurrent "turntable" animations at various speeds and various directions, in addition to a "grow/shrink" animation.

If anyone is interested in seeing more about how it was done (and see what actual animations were used for the dance), the PowerPoint and ChemDraw files used to create the video can be downloaded from my group's website:

https://sites.google.com/site/boisvertlab/computer-stuff/powerpoint-3d-molecules#h.djftv089v61w

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That's a really nice video you've put together. You need to share the animation settings to make the molecules dance together!

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