[Chimera-users] preferences - povray - keep input files doesn't

Thomas Goddard goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Mar 17 11:30:50 PDT 2008

Elaine Meng wrote:
> Is there some similarly simple way to skip the rendering?  I imagine 
> rendering is wasting a ton of time in his case...
> Elaine

Hi Elaine, Klaas,

You can just generate the POVray scene file *.pov and options files 
*.ini and not do the rendering by editing Chimera (version 1.2499) file


adding a line after line 1091 changing

		if raytraceKeepInput:


		if raytraceKeepInput:

Then restart Chimera and use movie recorder to make the frames.

   As Eric pointed out this would be simpler if there was a way to 
execute a command on every Chimera frame.  You could then use the new 
"export" command to create the *.pov file without rendering it.


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