From: James Kress (
Date: Wed Jan 28 2015 - 10:46:09 CST

If SVG was offered as a "rendering" option, this would not be an issue.


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-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Axel Kohlmeyer
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 8:13 AM
To: M K
Subject: Re: vmd-l: making self-adjustable high resolution images

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.


> Thanks
> Mahyar

Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer College of Science & Technology, Temple University, Philadelphia PA, USA International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste. Italy.