PAP-ER / PAPMeshGeneration
This folder contains the code that was used to generate realistic PAP meshes with various ER distributions and constant ER shape in a perisynaptic astrocytic process mesh in the below study:
Denizot, A.; Veloz Castillo, M. F.; Puchenkov, P.; Cali, C.; De Schutter, E. (2022). The endoplasmic reticulum in perisynaptic astrocytic processes: shape, distribution and effect on calcium activity. DOI: 10.1101/2022.02.28.482292

The file '' contains the code that can be opened in Blender to generate realistic PAP meshes with various ER distributions.
You can run the script in the blender file 'd1s15a32b1.blend'. The same script can be run on other PAP meshes from this study, provided that you change the parameter values accordingly (see below).

The folder 'Example_Fig8' contains the PAP meshes generated using '' on the PAP mesh d1s15a32b1 (extracted from electron microscopy), presented in Fig8 of the paper.

1. To run this code on meshes extracted from EM, best is to import the .stl PAP and ER meshes in a new blender file, open the '' script, update parameter values accordingly and run the script.

2. Meshes must be manifold.

3. Optimal parameter values differ depending on the mesh so that the user has to test different parameter values until the desired ER splitting and scattering are obtained. If you are unsatisfied with the results from a physics simulation/change parameter values line 15-35 of the script file and redo step 1.