[Chimera-users] POVray shininess

Tom Goddard goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Jul 3 11:57:58 PDT 2007

Edward Egelman wrote:
> Hi,
>   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.
> Regards,
> Ed
Hi Ed,

  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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