From: John Stone (
Date: Thu Jul 29 2004 - 17:54:11 CDT

  When you run Tachyon yourself, make sure that you use the same
command line options that VMD sends it (look in the render window
to see the full command line VMD executes). The option that prevents
shadows is "-mediumshade". I assume you've already seen that you can
crank up the resolution in the Tachyon .dat files VMD produces yes?
If you need more help let me know.

  John Stone

On Thu, Jul 29, 2004 at 03:49:51PM -0700, Harindar Keer wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am trying to generate a high resolution image (which also contains
> user drawn object such triangles) for publication in a book. First I
> tried tachyon internal rendering, which doesn't seem to give as higher
> resolution as required. At the moment I am trying tachyon, but I am also
> getting shadow of some part of molecule on other, how can get rid of
> shadows, is it because lights ?
> It would be great to have suggestions to get higher resolution image.
> Many thanks,
> Harindar

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