[Chimera-users] POVray shininess
goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Jul 3 11:57:58 PDT 2007
Edward Egelman wrote:
> The new POV rendering is very nice, but suffers from one problem
> that I do not see how to fix. Is there any way to control the surface
> properties (reflectivity, "shininess", etc.)? I only see the standard
> brightness and transparency for the "save as" feature.
You can control the shininess of surfaces in Chimera using menu entry
Tools / Viewing Controls / Shininess. The shininess you set is exported
to POVray when you save a raytraced image. The POVray appearance
doesn't exactly match the Chimera graphics window appearance so you may
need some trial-and-error experimentation to get the desired shininess
in the POVray output.
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