I would like to replicate something like this:
I've started with a layer of graphene from a tutorial (here is the corresponding blender file: blender.freemovies.co.uk/blenderfiles/modelling/chemistry/graphTut24.blend)
The right way to go is probably something like How to create a strong halo light effect?
However, I don't know how to apply that to my problem, as I'm fairly new to blender. Thank you very much for any help!
EDIT: So I managed to get the desired effect using halo+lines (because I like it with the lines, see the blender manual under Halo Rendering. However, that only works using the Blender Render, but I have to use the Cycles Render. I've tried to achieve a similar effect using that render engine (there are lots of ways here on stackexchange), but I cannot get the lines and it doesn't look as nice as using the blender render + halo. What's the best way to start to achieve the same as in halo+lines?