How to coat a gold nanosphere?

Hi,

I’m fairly new to Blender and I intend to use it to visualize my biophysical research.
Right now I want to functionalize gold nanospheres with a molecular structure imported from PDB (Protein Data Bank).

Which tools should I use in order to add roughly 100 molecules to the surface of my gold nanosphere?

Thanks

you could dupliface instancing
or may be use particles system to add some randomness

http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?p=1686900&highlight=molecule#post1686900


zz1.blend (1.12 MB)

set objet dupli face in object panel

happy bl