[Chimera-users] Faster raytracing

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Jun 25 17:01:08 PDT 2009

Hi Berni,
This is only a partial answer:

In the POV-Ray Options section of Preferences, you can specify the  
location of the povray executable.  You could try setting that to your  
newer version.  It might not work (for example, if that newer version  
expects different input), but worth a try... let us know what happens.

Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                          meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Jun 25, 2009, at 2:26 PM, Bernhard Pätzold wrote:

> Hello
> I love Chimera and the only little bummer to me are the long  
> rendering times for raytraced movies. I managed to get the PovRay  
> version 3.7 which uses multiple cores running on our server. However  
> now I am stuck and here comes my question.
> Is there away how I can get Chimera to use the newer Version of  
> PovRay? Or can I somehow change my script so that I get only  
> the .pov and .ini files for all the frames while the actual  
> raytracing is skipped and I can do it subsequently with the newer  
> Version?
> Currently the whole things has to happen on a windows system, but I  
> hope that I'll get my ubuntu version soon up and running again, so  
> hints and advices for both options are welcome.
> Thanks a lot in advance
> Berni

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