From: Vermaas, Joshua (
Date: Tue Aug 23 2016 - 15:55:57 CDT

Hi Sebastian,

The list of available renderers can be probed with the "render list" command. I think you want TachyonLOptiXInternal, unless for whatever reason its called something else on your machine. VMD in text mode still respects the display resize command, and is how many folks get super-high resolution cover images made when their monitor has a lower resolution.


On 08/23/2016 02:46 PM, Sebastian Schneider wrote:
Hi John,

yes, it takes Youtube a while until the high res videos are available but then they look nice. I still have one question: I would like to render the movie in a script, what is the correct rendering name for the TachyonL-Optix internal renderer? I am using the trajectory_movie script from the script library as a starting point. Also, can I run VMD in non-graphics mode but still resize the display/render the scene?


John Stone <<>> schrieb am Mo., 15. Aug. 2016 um 16:02 Uhr:
  Make sure you give YouTube plenty of time to complete their automatic
video resizing/format conversion. It can take as much as a couple of
hours when their servers are busy. If the conversion is complete but
the quality still leaves something to be desired, you may want to try
switching to a different aspect ratio to see if it goes away. They seem
to keep tweaking their video encoders, so this fine tuning is currently
a bit of a black art.

  John Stone<>

On Mon, Aug 15, 2016 at 03:59:40PM -0400, Sebastian Schneider wrote:
> Hi,
> thank you, I was able to make a movie with that tutorial. Still have
> some issues with the Quality on youtube but I guess that is considered
> fine tuning.
> Thanks again, that was very helpful!
> Best
> Sebastian
> On 08/12/2016 03:23 PM, John Stone wrote:
> >Hi,
> > I have a somewhat bare-bones minimalistic tutorial on preparing
> >omnidirectional stereoscopic movies using VMD here:
> >
> >
> >I expect to expand on this once VMD 1.9.3 is completely finalized,
> >but there should be enough there to allow people to start rendering
> >movies with the VMD 1.9.3 beta version that's already posted.
> >Let me know if you have questions.
> >
> >Cheers,
> > John Stone
> ><>
> >
> >On Fri, Aug 12, 2016 at 11:18:04AM -0400, Sebastian Schneider wrote:
> >>Hi!
> >>
> >>I downloaded VMD 1.9.3beta and wanted to reproduce a (very simple)
> >>version of what you published on youtube for VMD VR stereoscopic 360
> >>degree videos but I am struggling with this. Are there any tutorials or
> >>how-tos on the procedure? We would like to make some simple snapshots
> >>(and later movies) for the cardboard.
> >>
> >>Thanks
> >>
> >>Sebastian

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