hi,
i've succesfully done transparent cartoons, combining PyMOL and ADOBE PHOTOSHOP.
here goes my tip:

on PyMOL:
1 - ray-trace and save your picture without cartoons (with your favorite color style);
2 - now, load the cartoons (with colors you want), and paint the previous molecule (without cartoon representation) with a very distinct color (eg: red cartoons and gray balls'n sitcks);
3 -*  the previous step must be done without changing the orientation of the molecule *
4 - ray-trace and save the second picture;

on PHOTOSHOP:
1 - open both pictures and go to the second one (the one that has cartoons);
2 - using selection tool, select the whole cartoon part, cut and paste in the first picture (creating a new layer) adjusting its position;
3 - now you can play with the transparency of the layer;
4 - flat the layers and save your picture.

hope it helps.
best regards.

andre ambrosio
cbme/ ifsc/ usp - brazil







Warren L. DeLano wrote:
Christian,

	Transparent cartoons have been implemented, but not yet released
excepted in the latest G4/G5 Mac demo version.  If you have a Mac, you
can 

set cartoon_transparency, 0.5

using that version.  Note that cartoon transparency is really only
useful when ray-tracing, because visual artifacts will occur with
standard OpenGL rendering.

	If you're on a PC, then you'll need to wait for the next big
release, which will probably happen next week.

Cheers,
Warren


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Subject: [PyMOL] Transparent cartoons?

Dear Pymol users

How can I create transparent cartoon?
I tried to use the transparency option from the "setting" panel, but
this only worked for surfaces and not for cartoons.

Thanks a lot,
Christian


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