[Chimera-users] The 2D labels keeps on moving away. Inb

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Jul 29 09:46:15 PDT 2020

Hi Shinjini,
It may be a bug with the POVray part of saving images, which is not used often.  In general to report a problem you should use menu: Help... Report a Bug, since that would tell us more about what version of Chimera and what kind of computer you are using.

However, I strongly recommend just using Chimera for the rendering (not POVray) to make figures for publication.  I personally find I can make much clearer and nicer images that way.  If you want shadows in the images, you can turn them on directly in Chimera, e.g. command: 

set shadows


See also "Tips for Preparing Images" which is also shown using the "Tips" button on the Save Image dialog:

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

> On Jul 28, 2020, at 9:50 PM, Shinjini Ghosh <shinjinighosh2014 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Whenever I am trying to label the structure with 2D labels  and after that when I am trying to save it as a POV ray image, the labelling keeps on moving away from the original position. What should I do to keep the labelling in the original place?
> I have attached the normal jpeg picture and the POV ray picture saved as PNG.

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