yes, Jmol has some interesting and possibly nonstandard flexibility with regard to perspective. For example, the point of rotation can be anywhere on the screen and at any point in the model.

And you can also "navigate through" a model. (A nice demonstration of this is at (protein and nanogear "tour" links on the left).

On Sun, Feb 3, 2013 at 5:37 PM, N David Brown <> wrote:

Ah - just looked again and saw moveto and more usefully center.


On 3 February 2013 22:39, N David Brown <> wrote:

How can the viewport camera position, view direction and Up vector be configured?

More simply, can a "look at" coordinate be specified via any command, potentially with a configured camera distance?

I have sought relevant keywords in the online documentation but other than cameraDepth nothing's turned up.

Many thanks for your time.


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