[Chimera-users] anti-aliasing in mac version

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Dec 22 10:20:07 PST 2008

I had forgotton that we turn off anti-aliasing by default on some graphics 
cards because it is very slow.  Chimera does that for the NVidia 8600M 
(and Intel) graphics chips.  Probably should do it for more laptop/lowend 
Macs.  To turn it back on, use chimera's Viewing Controls / Effects tool 
and set multisampling to true (and Save it, so it's turned on next you 
start chimera).

 	- Greg

On Mon, 22 Dec 2008, Grigore Pintilie wrote:

> Thanks for responding so quickly. Actually I am using the Aqua
> version, sorry for not specifying...
> Greg
> On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 12:57 PM, Greg Couch <gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:
>> On Mon, 22 Dec 2008, Grigore Pintilie wrote:
>>> If I'm not mistaken it looks like anti-aliasing is not used in the mac
>>> build of chimera... is there a way to enable this? I'm using a Macbook
>>> pro with the nvidia card and Mac os X.
>>> Greg
>> The simpliest solution is to start using the Aqua version of chimera instead
>> of the X11 version.  If you prefer the X11 version, you'll need to update
>> your X11 server to XQuartz 2.3.2 from <http://xquartz.macosforge.org/> --
>> should be out early next year, a release candidate is available now.
>>        Greg Couch
>>        UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

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