From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Mon Jun 09 2008 - 21:30:35 CDT

On Mon, 9 Jun 2008, Dong Xu wrote:

DX> Hi All,


DX> I was trying to get high quality images using VMD's Pov-Ray rendering on a
DX> Windows XP computer. I rendered my current VMD window to a *.pov file and
DX> load it into Pov-Ray 3.6. Then I clicked "Run" in Pov-Ray, Pov-Ray saved the
DX> rendered image to a *.bmp. However, the bmp file quality is quite low. Does

as with all render programs, the quality of the output
depends on the settings (quality flags, image size) you
give to the renderer. VMD can do (next to) nothing about it.

DX> anyone have similar problem? What do I have to do to get high-resolution
DX> snapshots?

read the povray documentation?


DX> Thanks!

Axel Kohlmeyer
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