[Chimera-users] clip planes in vrml

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu May 13 11:35:55 PDT 2010

On 05/13/2010 11:18 AM, Daniel Gurnon wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm thinking of the 3D printing of physical models, and how 
> informative clipping planes can be....would it be feasible to add 
> capped-clip planes to vrml output?

Alas, VRML does not support clip planes, you have to use X3D.  Does 
Adobe 3D reviewer have X3D support?

> I also ran into a problem when I exported a surface to vrml and tried 
> to view it with Adobe 3D reviewer. The color information didn't 
> transfer. This isn't a problem when saving ribbons or bonds as vrml.
> Dan

Double check that the surface displays correctly in a VRML viewer, eg., 
BS Contact, Octaga, etc.  And if it does (and I predict it will), then 
the bug is in the Adobe 3D reviewer's VRML import code.

     - Greg

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