[MMTK] Visualization to an image file

Vincent Kraeutler vincent at igc.phys.chem.ethz.ch
Mon Jul 12 08:00:20 CEST 2004


perhaps a look at blender might be worthwhile as well. i seem to recall
it's scriptable with python so perhaps there's an easy way for blender
and mmtk to talk to each other.

regards,
v.

On Fri, Jul 09, 2004 at 04:07:05PM +0200, hinsen at cnrs-orleans.fr wrote:
> On Jul 9, 2004, at 14:46, Peter wrote:
> 
> > I suspect the easiest method may be to generate and call a VMD script
> > file that loads a scene and then saves it (probably using the render
> > snapshot command).
> 
> That would be my first idea as well. PyMOL is another candidate, and 
> you don't even have to generate and call scripts. However, you have to 
> have PyMOL and MMTK inside the same Python interpreter, which is tricky 
> to impossible with the precompiled PyMOL binaries, so you have to 
> compile PyMOL yourself.
> 
> Another approach would be to write a low-level graphics module that is 
> compatible to the VRML and VMD modules in Scientific Python (not a big 
> task if you know the target graphics system well). Ray tracers (e.g. 
> povray) would be the obvious target.
> 
> Konrad.
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