[Chimera-users] saving a stereo image

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri May 9 09:30:57 PDT 2008

On May 9, 2008, at 9:04 AM, Pallan, Pradeep S wrote:
> Hi Elaine,
> I am trying to save a generate a stereo image by following the  
> instructions:
> http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/current/docs/UsersGuide/tutorials/ 
> frameimages.html
> I captured left eye and right eye images separately, pasted
> them side by side ~65 mm apart, and I see this do not appear as
> stereo. Any comments and instructions? I can send you the image
> if you want to take a look at it.
> Thank you very much,
> Pradeep Pallan

Hi Pradeep,
I think you are looking at old documentation.  I don't think the  
current documentation says anything about saving separate images for  
left eye and right eye.

This is the current page:

Here is the blurb from that page, but it is probably better to go to  
the URL because there are helpful hyperlinks:

Stereo. Wall-eye, cross-eye, and red-cyan stereo images can be saved  
by changing the graphics window to the corresponding camera mode with  
the Camera tool (or the command stereo) and using the "same as  
screen" Image camera mode in the Save Image dialog. Another way to  
save cross-eye stereo images is with the "stereo pair" Image camera  
mode; in that case, it does not matter what camera mode is being used  
in the graphics window, but the resulting image will be twice as wide  
as the specified size.

Those approaches should work, assuming you also have a recent version  
of Chimera!
(last production release Nov 2007 or newer)
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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