I want to render a certain geometrical object for a scientific paper. It should look nice, but the main point is that I want to make the shape as evident as possible. I would like to get a result similar to what one would get with Jmol (though I would hope for a much nicer look).
You can take a look at the shape here. For those who know about this stuff, it is sort of like a smoothed cuboctahedron. It has two kinds of "faces", triangular ones and square ones. I would like that to be clearly visible in the render.
Maybe it helps to know how the mesh was created. I generated each slice of the solid along the z-axis and wrote a script to generate the whole mesh. Maybe the reason why I can't seem to get a nice looking render is related to the way I generated the mesh? Or maybe I am just very incompetent in dealing with Blender (most likely this is the case).
Any help would be welcome!