[Chimera-users] Saving image and rendering
pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Jun 23 10:27:44 PDT 2009
On Jun 22, 2009, at 4:26 PM, Kenward Vaughan wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-06-22 at 18:53 -0400, Ibrahim Moustafa wrote:
>> Dear Chimera team,
>> Recently, I have some trouble saving images with POV-RAY option
>> “true”. The process of rendering is too slow (both on the mac and
>> windows version).
>> To give the feeling of how slow: rendering an image with 1700 lines
>> takes 7 hrs (with quality 9 in pov-ray options) and 2 hrs (quality
>> I used to get the images rendered much faster than that (with older
>> versions; however, I’m not exactly sure of when I started to see such
>> a slow rendering behavior).
> I have seen the same behavior. I want to create some images for
> in my lab, but the time has gone up roughly 7 to 10 fold for images at
> the same settings as before.
As per my recent mail to Ibrahim, try increasing the "Antialias
threshold" to 1.0 or even higher.
> An additional problem is that 2D label letters are not properly
> rendered, with the result looking like the letters have lost their
> being sliced off at a slanting angle. There is scattered "debris" as
> well in the images.
I have not seen this behavior. 2D labels look fine in the images I
rendered. Does this happen on just one machine? Please use the
"Report a Bug" menu item to send in a bug report so that we can find
out the details of the system you're using.
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab
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