[Chimera-users] Nice postscript output from chimera.
gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Jun 25 11:36:38 PDT 2004
On Fri, 25 Jun 2004, J B Procter wrote:
> Does anyone know of a way of generating postscript from chimera via a
> vector rendering of the structure, rather than simply embedding the
> rendered image ?
Just to be clear, the answer is no. PostScript's imaging model does not
match chimera's very well -- for example, molecular surfaces could be
decomposed into single color triangles (PostScript does not support
interpolating colors across a triangle), but the result would be for a
particular resolution and the data would be significant larger than the
image data for that resolution, so there is no advantage in the general
> What would be even more fun is if one could generate a molscript
> diagram from a chimera view.
What aspect of the MolScript diagram do you really want? Generating
molscript input for a single molecule looks like it would be fairly easy,
so you could use chimera as an interactive version of the MolAuto program.
A python script that generate MolScript input from the current chimera
state would be a welcome contribution. :-) If there a visual aspect of
MolScript that you would like chimera to duplicate, please let us know.
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