I want an atom model with shells but I haven't found one yet and the only software that created an atom was Cinema 4D. This software is not for beginners like me and I used a tutorial to make an atom but it was really hard until I knew how to create shells, electrons, protons and neutrons.

Does anyone know a replacement for Cinema 4D? I checked the list in Google and I found molecules which is not what I wanted to find.

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    $\begingroup$ Something like this in that picture or something in 2d if it's not possible in 3d? $\endgroup$ – wolly Dec 22 '18 at 22:24

For $\mathrm{\LaTeX}$ users there is bohr package by Cle­mens Nieder­berger which

provides means for the creation of simple Bohr models of atoms up to the atomic number 112.


    \chemsetup{modules = all}
        shell-options-add = dashed,
        shell-dist = .5em,



    distribution-method = quantum,
    shell-options-add = {solid,red!25!},
    electron-options-set = {red!75!},
    nucleus-radius = 1.5em
    shell-options-add = {solid,green!25!},
    electron-options-set = {green!75!},


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  • $\begingroup$ Ok but how do I use it?I tried to write in the Latex software and it showed me an error. $\endgroup$ – wolly Dec 23 '18 at 15:13
  • $\begingroup$ Do I install the package or something like that? $\endgroup$ – wolly Dec 23 '18 at 15:17
  • $\begingroup$ That's not very informative. What "Latex software" and what error? Are you sure you have necessary packages installed since they are not a part of "minimal" installation of neither TeXLive nor MiKTeX? $\endgroup$ – andselisk Dec 23 '18 at 15:17
  • $\begingroup$ File `libertinehologopatch.sty' not found. }{} $\endgroup$ – wolly Dec 23 '18 at 15:26
  • $\begingroup$ I downloaded the package from the internet.Is that how the steps work? $\endgroup$ – wolly Dec 23 '18 at 15:28

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