PostScript CPK/Ribbon output?

Simon Brocklehurst smb18 at mbfs.bio.cam.ac.uk
Thu Dec 9 09:17:49 EST 1993


lesburg at a.chem.upenn.edu (Charles Lesburg) writes:

>Our protein crystallography lab is on the brink of acquiring a color
>Postscript printer (300 dpi) for our Macintoshes and (unix-based) SGI
>Indigos.  Accordingly, we would like to produce device-independent PS
>files of proteins -- CPK models, solid ribbon diagrams, ball-and-stick
>figures, etc.

>Is anyone familiar with such PostScript-outputting software?
>Ultimately, I would like to import the PS files into a graphics-
>editting program so I can insert my own annotations, arrows, etc. and
>print them out to either the high-resolution color printer.


You can some of what you want with the program MOLSCRIPT written by Per
Kraulis.  It's really nice for everything except CPK models (sorry Per!).
The output looks fantastic on our Phaser dye sub. printer; much much better 
than photographs from the screen.
The program has excellent support for colour.  I'm sure you know this,
but screen snapshots look really awful on a 300 dpi dye sub. printer unless
you shrink them to an unacceptably small size (i.e. 1 inch x 1 inch) to get
the bitmap upto a high enough resolution.

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Simon M. Brocklehurst
Cambridge Centre for Molecular Recognition
Department of Biochemistry
University of Cambridge
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Department of Biochemistry




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