From: Jesper Sørensen (
Date: Tue May 24 2011 - 07:24:03 CDT

For tachyon:

Change the line
/usr/local/lib/vmd/tachyon_LINUXAMD64" -aasamples 12 %s -format TARGA -o


/usr/local/lib/vmd/tachyon_LINUXAMD64" -aasamples 12 %s -format TARGA -o
%s.tga -res X Y

Where X and Y are the sizes of each of the dimensions...


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Bjoern Olausson
Sent: 24. maj 2011 13:35
To: Kevin Knoops
Subject: Re: vmd-l: size for render

On Tuesday 24 May 2011 13:01:15 you wrote:
> Dear all,
> Is it possible in VMD to change the size of the final render to a size
> that is bigger than the screen resolution.
> Thanks in advance,
> best regards,
> Kevin

You can add size parameters to the render command or manually edit the
generated "render" files (povray, tachyon...).

When you use povray for example:
povray +W%w +H%h -I%s -O%s.tga +D +X +A +FT

Substitute %w and %h with values of your choice in the VMD render dialog.


Bjoern Olausson
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg Fachbereich
Biochemie/Biotechnologie Kurt-Mothes-Str. 3
06120 Halle/Saale
Phone: +49-345-55-24942
Phone: +49-345-55-24942