From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Mon Feb 25 2008 - 10:13:33 CST

On Mon, 25 Feb 2008, Alexander Metz wrote:

AM> Hi to the VMD people,

hi alexander,

AM> I have been playing a little with the Tachyon renderer and was
AM> wondering how to create a rubber-like surface as can be seen for the
AM> water molecules in this example

this is done by using a Surf or MSMS representation for that
part of the molecule (in addition to the ambient occlusion).


AM> . Can
AM> this be achieved by altering the Ambient/Diffuse/Specular/Opacity
AM> settings in the .dat file or is this done by texture mapping from an
AM> additional .ppm file.

AM> Thanks in advance,
AM> Alexander Metz
AM> Lesen Sie Ihre E-Mails jetzt einfach von unterwegs.

Axel Kohlmeyer
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