In this blog post we will use Glowscript to create a 3D animation representing the molecule H2O.
Our aim is to recreate the molecule by joining three spheres together (one sphere for each atom). We will then create a compound object to join these three spheres together in a single object (our molecule). Finally using an infinite while loop we will animate/rotate the molecule around itself.
Here is our 3D animation: (Use Google Chrome to preview this animation)
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To learn more about all the instructions you can use in GlowScript/VPython, use this on-line documentation.
Can you create and animate a more complex molecule such as the molecule methane: CH4.
Note: You can also represent links between atoms using cylinders.