#34 turn off outline for mesh in ray trace mode 1

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nobody
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2012-12-06
2008-11-26
Anonymous
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Ray trace mode 1 (normal colour with a black outline) is great for creating images for publication. However, when you use this mode with a mesh representing electron density, it looks really bad - this mode puts a black outline around every line of electron density, making them thick, black lines about 3x the needed thickness.

You can get around this by setting it to ray trace mode 0 (no black outlines) but the cartoon and stick portions look better with the outline. It would be great if we could put the black outline around everything except meshes.

Discussion

  • Warren L. DeLano

    The outlining algorithm is pixel & depth-based so there's no easy way of separating out different types of geometry. Image compositing is probably the only way one could get a result such as this, so perhaps PyMOL should have a built-in compositing capability?

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

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