[Chimera-users] ambient lighting mode for simple drawing style missing

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Mar 2 09:28:42 PST 2011

Hi Christian,
You are using an older version of Chimera -- there were many months of 1.5 daily builds before the 1.5 production release in December 2010, build 32133, and the build number suggests you have one of those older daily builds.  The 1.5 production release and newer versions include the additional lighting options.

A related issue:
There was an image-saving linewidth bug that was fixed a couple of weeks ago, but the fix is only in the 1.6 daily build, not in release 1.5.2 (Jan 25, 2011).  We are planning a 1.5.3 release for next week which will also have the fix.  Since you are working on images, I would recommend either waiting for the 1.5.3 release or trying the 1.6 daily build now and getting 1.5.3 when it is available.

I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D. 
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Mar 2, 2011, at 12:59 AM, Benda, Christian wrote:

> Hi
> possibly a simple question but it has kept me buffled for two weeks now, so I decided to ask:
> how can I set lighting mode to ambient?
> I am trying to create images using a simple drawing style like exemplified in
> http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/ImageGallery/
> p53 simple drawing or
> Clathrin
> but I don't find ambient lighting mode in the viewing tools - lighting menu. The only options given are lights (head light, 1, 2) or quality (normal, glossy).
> I am using Chimera 1.5 build 30417 fir darwin 64bit, aqua on a MacBook Pro with Mac OS X 10.6.6.
> Many thanks in advance
> Christian

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