From: Ajasja Ljubetič (
Date: Wed Jan 28 2015 - 07:56:14 CST

Dear Mahyar,

well, you could create an interactive 3-D PDF
<>. I don't
know if this counts as vector 3D image format or not, and the suport for
this is probably limeted to Acrobat reader.
Also as Axel said, this basically rerenders the image to screen
interactively after each zoom.

Best regards,

On 28 January 2015 at 14:13, Axel Kohlmeyer <> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 5:47 AM, M K <> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > When I zoom in an image, I find that atoms find edge and it becomes
> blurred
> > and ugly. How can I render an image that when I zoom in, it automatically
> > adjusts the resolution and still the atoms remain spherical. What image
> > format it should be and what render machine is able to make it?
> there is no such image format. once you commit something to a given
> number of pixels, there is no going back. in the same way, you cannot
> get a higher resolution from your sceen by using a microscope. the
> only way to get what you want would be to re-render the data on
> demand, i.e. by using VMD or a raytracing program.
> the next best thing is to render the image at a much higher
> resolution, i.e. with more pixels (i.e. like using a higher resolution
> screen in my example above).
> that requires that you use a rendering program, e.g. Tachyon, to
> generate the image and change the flags that define the resolution of
> the resulting image.
> axel.
> >
> > Thanks
> > Mahyar
> --
> Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer
> College of Science & Technology, Temple University, Philadelphia PA, USA
> International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste. Italy.