From: Maxim Belkin (
Date: Mon Jan 27 2014 - 11:41:11 CST

Hi Fatima,

You canít do what you want in VMD. However, you can set background to any solid color and then delete that color in any image editor, e.g. fuzzy select (magic wand) tool in Gimp/Photoshop. After that, you can place your rendered image on top of any background you wish. This way you wonít have to re-render your image in case you decide to change the background later.


On Jan 27, 2014, at 11:08 AM, Fateme Sadat Emami <> wrote:

> Dear vmd users,
> Is it possible to set the background color gradient in a radial way (lighter/darker in the center and fading out towards the edges)?
> Best,
> Fatima
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