The ray_trace_mode tracing mechanism operates at a per-pixel level.  Thus, to get a small image with a nice outline, you simply render a large image and then shrink it down.

From: pymol-users-bounces@lists.sourceforge.net [mailto:pymol-users-bounces@lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of Jianghai Zhu
Sent: Saturday, June 16, 2007 3:36 PM
To: pymol-users
Subject: [PyMOL] ray_trace_mode

Hi all,

The black outline made by "set ray_trace_mode, 1 (or 2, 3)" is very nice if the picture is a zoom in view. However, when I look at a whole structure, a big one, the black outline is way too thick and the loops just turn into some thick black lines. Is there a way to adjust the thickness of the black outline in the ray-traced image?



Jianghai Zhu, Ph.D
CBR Institute for Biomedical Research
Department of Pathology
Harvard Medical School
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