[Chimera-users] transparency in BILD format

Kovács Bertalan kovacs.bertalan at itk.ppke.hu
Mon Jan 14 08:19:35 PST 2019

Dear Chimera Users, 

I drew a polygon and a sphere in BILD format, and I was trying to make the polygon transparent so that when the sphere is behind it, it does not hide the sphere completely. I noticed however, that the .transparent command in BILD does not actually make the polygon transparent, it just makes it more pale by making its color resembling more and more to the background. Generally, that is what you would expect from 'transparency', but it still hides the objects (the sphere) behind it, which I was trying to make visible even through the polygon in the first place. 
Did anyone else had this problem? I attach my code below. 

Bertalan Ková cs 
Pázmány Péter Catholic University 

.color red 
.sphere 0 0 5 1 
.color blue 
.transparency 0.8 
.polygon 5 0 0 0 5 0 -5 0 0 0 -5 0 

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