Thanks Thomas and Bob,
I had tried surface_quality with little effect.
The "doCACHE" option does indeed shrink the files which make the web transfer faster but then JSmol still has to work very hard to render the large molecules and their surfaces. Once loaded the generation of molecular surfaces using spacefill is fast.
For the moment we will stick with Jmol (and Java) just for those pages because it is so much faster and the PyMOL to Jmol conversion works so beautifully.
It is easy to switch back to Java-free JSmol as it progresses (usually very quickly).
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Robert Hanson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Re: [PyMOL] Reducing the surface rendering load for JSmol
Thomas Holder <email@example.com>,
if these are just molecular surfaces, there is nothing to do in
The PSE files have only an indication of which atoms to create the
for, not the surface itself. Jmol/JSmol reads the PSE files
determines what molecular surface to create, and uses its own
Right now the import doesn't give an option for a default
but we could adapt that if needed. You are right that the
be documenting the "doCache" load option for PSE files soon, which
you to convert surfaces to a JVXL format and include them in PNGJ
for better delivery over the web. It's a work in progress...