Raster3d (was: Re: Molscript)

Kevin Gardner gardner at cadmium.csb.yale.edu
Tue May 31 08:22:39 EST 1994


Adrian Goldman, BTK x8029 (GOLDMAN at ALA.BTK.UTU.FI) wrote:
: In <2s1s7i$14o at csi0.csi.uottawa.ca> misrael at grdb.csi.uottawa.ca writes:
: > In article <2rvkoj$4d7 at mserv1.dl.ac.uk>, Dr. M. D. Jones <mjones at crc.ac.uk> wrote:
: >    I still think the best pictures are from Raster3D, which you can 
: > get by anonymous ftp from "stanzi.bchem.washington.edu".

: Yes, Raster3D can certainly make spectacular pictures.  The problem I
: have with it is labelling.  We have used Molscript --> Raster3D and then 
: to an ESV display program (whose name I have forgotten) to display images.

: The problem is labelling.  The documentation we have specifically says
: that labels don't get transferred by Raster3D -- and they don't.  The
: last colour figure we made this way where we needed labels, we hand-
: labelled using letraset.  This is _not_ a good solution!  Does anyone
: have any better ideas? (I'd prefer responses by email, as I dip into
: this newsgroup only occasionally.)

One program that we use to display the output of Raster3D is the
"display" package of ImageMagick v3.0 (available at ftp.x.org).  It
claims to have an annotation feature available inside of it that
*should* allow you to make labels on your graphics.  Actually, I
end up converting most of my graphics over to Mac PICT format (nice
slide maker on campus) and use Canvas or another Mac based program
to do the same thing.

Good luck,
Kevin
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