[Chimera-users] Chimera to visualize MOLDEN-generated VRML2.0 files

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Feb 1 12:31:41 PST 2007

On Thu, 1 Feb 2007, Kalju Kahn wrote:

> I am looking for advice on how to make chimera work with VRML 2.0
> files generated by MOLDEN.  MOLDEN seems to generate valid VRML files
> (octagaplayer reads these in all right) but chimera crashes with
> Segmentation fault (core dumped)
> This happens both on 32-bit Suse 9 system and 64-bit recent Ubuntu
> system.
> Any ideas are appreciated!

First, file a bug using chimera's Help/Report a Bug... dialog and attach 
the VRML 2.0 file that doesn't work.  It shouldn't core dump.

Second, chimera doesn't support all of VRML 2.0, only geometry nodes.  In 
particular, it doesn't support VRML PROTOs.  That is a bug, but I need 
more people to file bug reports about it before it gets fixed.

 	Greg Couch
 	UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

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