> ADSL is working at home now, so I should be more responsive from now on...
> But intrigued by the new dot surfaces code:
> does any one has a nice script which demos the new functionality?
I don't have anything yet.
The basic difference is as follows:
A 'saddle' (a piece of a torus) is formed when the probe sphere rolls
around two other spheres that are close. The two halves of this saddle are
now associated with the sphere that they are closest to.
A 'cavitiy' (a spherical triangle) is formed when the probe sphere sits on
top of three other spheres. This spherical triangle is now split into
three pieces and each section is associated with the closest sphere.
Finally, dot surfaces are only calculated on the atoms that are currently
Combining these things, one should be able to select some subset of atoms,
turn on the dot surface. Then, one can then select a couple of the atoms
that have surface and turn them off, allowing one to look inside the
When I said 'surface' I meant 'dot surface'. But, I believe that this work
was an important step towards offering true surfaces. I do not plan on
doing additional work on surfaces until after the official v10 release.