From: Peter Freddolino (
Date: Sun May 27 2007 - 18:10:48 CDT

Rendering with povray may be the best solution for your case, as it does
support clipping planes.

Cesar Luis Avila wrote:
> I read on the documentation that taychon does not support clipping
> planes, which is a very important feature for me in this case.
> Is there a way in linux to create such a buffer through ssh? ssh -X is
> not a solution since it uses the rendering capabilities of the local
> machine.
> Regards
> Cesar
> Axel Kohlmeyer escribió:
>> On Thu, 24 May 2007, Cesar Luis Avila wrote:
>> cesar,
>> CLA> I would like to render a picture in a remote server with vmd
>> using GLSL CLA> capabilities. I connect to the server using ssh, and
>> launch the script using
>> CLA> CLA> vmd -dispdev text < renderpicture.tcl > logfile
>> CLA> CLA> Within the script I have a line
>> CLA> display rendermode GLSL
>> CLA> render snapshot picture.tga
>> to render a snapshot, you have to have a buffer to take it from.
>> if you run in textmode, this buffer does not exist.
>> you can try, e.g., the TachyonInternal renderer instead.
>> there will be some differences and some unsupported
>> features, however, tachyon is usually (for obvious reasons)
>> closest to the snapshot output.
>> cheers,
>> axel.
>> CLA> CLA> but in the log file I see
>> CLA> ERROR) Illegal rendering mode: GLSL
>> CLA> Info) Rendering current scene to 'picture.tga' ...
>> CLA> Info) Rendering complete.
>> CLA> CLA> And the picture file is empty.
>> CLA> CLA> Since there is no display device it sounds logical that
>> there is no CLA> picture to render. Is there a way to overcome this?
>> CLA>