From: John Stone (
Date: Mon May 28 2007 - 15:24:36 CDT

  Tachyon actually does support clipping planes now, I must have
missed updating the documentation. The only renderer that allows
"solid" clipping planes (CSG rendering) is currently POV-Ray however.

  John Stone

On Sun, May 27, 2007 at 06:05:03PM -0300, 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>
> >
> >

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