[Chimera-users] large file size exporting scene with spheres

Eliason, William william.eliason at yale.edu
Wed Sep 16 09:29:21 PDT 2015


Elaine,

Thank you for the information.  I will let you know how it goes.
Bill
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From: Elaine Meng [meng at cgl.ucsf.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 3:42 PM
To: Eliason, William
Cc: chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu
Subject: Re: [Chimera-users] large file size exporting scene with spheres

Hi Bill,
You can decrease the “subdivision” setting in the Effects dialog (menu Tools… Viewing Controls… Effects) and also zoom out the view before exporting.

These are discussed in more detail in this previous post:
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__plato.cgl.ucsf.edu_pipermail_chimera-2Dusers_2014-2DApril_009753.html&d=AwIF-g&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=GHLQ-YN3a3SZwmbxfQzG422WX8qFcxMwcqDhrmzYYig&m=82epIAtAXgjRN-pj6rQz0vxnLpXgRblFMlQ7tp8624A&s=ekvBZa1LD-g5eO8zKme9E80DrWt-4atfTpouu6hPG6E&e= >

I hope this helps,
Elaine
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Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco



> On Sep 15, 2015, at 11:52 AM, Eliason, William <william.eliason at yale.edu> wrote:
>
> Chimera-users,
>
> I am very new to chimera.  I would like to export a scene with spheres for 3d printing but the ( .stl) file size is enormous.  They contain way to many triangles.  I tested a smallish molecule in MeshLab and I could decrease the number of faces from 699732 (34MB) to 34986 faces (1.7MB) with minor flattening of the sphere.  Is there a way to have chimera generate spheres with fewer faces?
>
> Thank you,
>
> Bill Eliason




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