Three Dimensional Visualization and Interactive Representation of Carbon Structures and Compounds to Illustrate Learning Content

  • Tihomir DovramadjievEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1026)


To illustrate the learning content of models invisible to the human eye, digital and real patterns of carbon structures and compounds are developed. They occupy an important place in modern science. Of particular interest are the structures of diamond, fullerene, graphene, nanotube, and the molecular compound of methane. An approach to conventional and parametric computer design has been developed through the Blender open source system and specialized application Add-ons. The technical parameters and geometric characteristics of the models are conformed. 3D digital variants of polygonal-mesh and solid models are designed. There are presenting animations and 3D printed (real) models created. For the purpose of promotion, an interactive approach to three-dimensional models is built in Facebook environment.


Design 3D Blender Carbon Nanostructures Facebook glTF 



This paper (result) is (partially) supported by the National Scientific Program “Information and Communication Technologies for a Single Digital Market in Science, Education and Security (ICTinSES)” (grant agreement DO1-205/23.11.18), financed by the Ministry of Education and Science.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MTF, Department Industrial DesignTechnical University of VarnaVarnaBulgaria

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