From: John Stone (
Date: Thu Aug 11 2011 - 10:30:15 CDT

  You can do this with two VMD commands:
"render default" will show you the default VMD rendering command
executed for a given scene format. So, for POV-Ray, you can query
it like this:
  vmd > render default POV3
  povray +W%w +H%h -I%s -O%s.tga +D +X +A +FT

To query or change the rendering command, use "render options", e.g.:
  vmd > render options POV3
  povray +W%w +H%h -I%s -O%s.tga +D +X +A +FT

  vmd > render options POV3 {/path/to/my/renderer/povray +W%w +H%h -I%s -O%s.tga +D +X +A +FT}

query updated command:
  vmd > render options POV3
  /path/to/my/renderer/povray +W%w +H%h -I%s -O%s.tga +D +X +A +FT
  John Stone

On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 10:34:59AM +0200, Moritz Münsterberg wrote:
> Hi vmd users,
> I have a very simple problem. I just want to change the directory for
> povray because the wrong path is saved. I neither can find this option
> in the manual nor in the mailing list.
> Thank you in advance,
> Moritz
> --
> Moritz Münsterberg
> Institut für Pharmazie
> Bundesstr. 45
> 20146 Hamburg | Raum 112
> Germany
> Tel.: +49 (0)40 42838-3626
> E-Mail:

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