This repository contains the custom scripts used in the automated workflows hosted on the NIH 3D Print Exchange (3dprint.nih.gov).
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Blender_PNG_from_X3D.py
Blender_STL_cleanup.py
Blender_STL_to_X3D.py
Blender_VRML_cleanup.py
Blender_VRML_cleanup_ribbon.py
Blender_blend_from_X3D_set.py
Chimera_Chem.py
Chimera_Molecular.py
Chimera_Volumetric.py
README.md
import_x3d.py
ply2png.py
preferences

README.md

About these scripts

This repository contains the custom scripts used in the automated workflows hosted on the NIH 3D Print Exchange (3dprint.nih.gov). Please refer to individual scripts for additional information about each.

About the NIH 3D Print Exchange

The NIH 3D Print Exchange is an online portal dedicated to providing data and tools for 3D printing and visualization of bioscientific and medical models. Files in the open-source, community-driven database are free to download, and in formats that are readily compatible with 3D printers. Users will also find a unique set of tools to create their own 3D-printable models from raw scientific and medical data. In an online sea of 3D-printable gadgets and widgets, the NIH brand empowers both researchers and educators with a trusted source to discover high-quality, accurate, and informative biomedical models for use in research, communication, and education.

The Exchange is owned and maintained by the Office of Cyber Infrastructure and Computational Biology of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Initial funding and support were provided by the HHS IDEA Lab at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

For more information, and when citing the NIH 3D Print Exchange, please refer to: Coakley Meghan F., Hurt Darrell E., Weber Nick, Mtingwa Makazi, Fincher Erin C., Alekseyev Vsevelod, Chen David T., Yun Alvin, Gizaw Metasebia, Swan Jeremy, Yoo Terry S., and Huyen Yentram. 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. September 2014, 1(3): 137-140. doi:10.1089/3dp.2014.1503.

Public Domain license

This is free and unencumbered software released into the public domain.
Be kind, and provide attribution when you use this code.

United States government creative works, including writing, images, and computer code, are usually prepared by officers or employees of the United States government as part of their official duties. A government work is generally not subject to copyright in the United States and there is generally no copyright restriction on reproduction, derivative works, distribution, performance, or display of a government work. Unless the work falls under an exception, anyone may, without restriction under U.S. copyright laws:

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  • Create derivative works
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THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

Learn more about how copyright applies to U.S. government works at USA.gov

Attribution for Third-Party Software

These scripts run in open-source third-party applications.

UCSF Chimera

Pettersen EF, Goddard TD, Huang CC, Couch GS, Greenblatt DM, Meng EC, Ferrin TE. UCSF Chimera--a visualization system for exploratory research and analysis. J Comput Chem. 2004 Oct;25(13):1605-12. PubMed PMID: 15264254.

To download and use UCSF Chimera, you must abide by the terms of that license. Note that restrictions apply for commercial use. UCSF Chimera is free for noncommerical use.

Blender

Blender is released under the GNU GPL license. Please refer to the details of their license, found here.