[Chimera-users] exporting ".pov" session

jean-francois menetret menetret at bu.edu
Wed Apr 11 17:41:39 PDT 2007

Hi Elaine,
I understand what you are talking about and it is great that you fixed it
but my question is not related to saving images but '.pov' files. If a 
chimera session has 2 objects A and B, can you unshow A and save a '.pov' 
sesion file containing only info from B ?

Jean-François Ménétret,  PhD
Boston University School of Medicine
Physiology and Biophysics Department
700 Albany Street  W315
Boston, MA 02118
Email: menetret at bu.edu
Mailing address: 715 Albany Street

On Wed, 11 Apr 2007, Elaine Meng wrote:

> Hi Jean-Francois,
> In our early releases with direct POV-Ray image saving, the scale of the 
> result was different - the POV-Ray result was about 75% the scale in 
> Chimera, so you could see things around the edges you couldn't see in 
> Chimera.  Is that what you mean?
> This scaling difference has been fixed.  The problem is still there in 
> 1.2352 but it is fixed in 1.2363.  If this does sound like the problem you 
> were having, try getting snapshot 1.2363 or newer:
> http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/download.html#snapshots
> Also, a known current limitation is that things clipped away with the global 
> clipping planes in Chimera will still be included in the POV-Ray result.
> If it is a different problem, maybe we could understand better if you send a 
> Chimera session and the POV-Ray image file that came from it.
> I hope this helps,
> Elaine
> -----
> Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                          meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
> UCSF Computer Graphics Lab and Babbitt Lab
> Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
> University of California, San Francisco
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> On Apr 11, 2007, at 4:11 PM, Tom Goddard wrote:
>> Jean-Francois asks about what is exported to POV-ray.
>> jean-francois menetret wrote:
>>> Hi Thomas,
>>> I have a question about saving ".pov" session
>>> Items of the chimera window that are not shown at the time of the
>>> export command are saved in the povray scene.
>>> Is that normal ? How can I save one object at a time ?
>>> Jean-Francois
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