From: Semeraro, B David (
Date: Thu Mar 27 2014 - 14:30:05 CDT

Nope, no dice. Guess I am going to have to walk across the street and bug John Stone in person. :)
From: Vermaas, Joshua V
Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2014 1:13 PM
To: Semeraro, B David; Massimiliano Porrini
Subject: Re: vmd-l: cant find output file from tachyon render.

Hi Dave,

I *think* the default behavior is to save the file to your working directory unless you browse for somewhere else, which by default on windows is not in a useful place (somewhere in programfiles). If you enter the command "pwd" into the terminal/tkconsole, it should tell you what directory this is, and the search might reveal something new.

Good luck!
On 03/27/2014 12:07 PM, Semeraro, B David wrote:

Yes I have. I searched for all .tga files. There were only a handful and none of them were the file I was looking for. Strange behavior.


From: Massimiliano Porrini []
Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2014 11:52 AM
To: Semeraro, B David
Subject: Re: vmd-l: cant find output file from tachyon render.

Hi David,
Usually the Tachyon default output file name is "vmdscene.dat.tga"
on Unix-like and Mac OSs.
Not sure about Windows though.

Have you already tried searching for the above file name?

On 27 March 2014 14:50, Semeraro, B David <<>> wrote:
Quick question. I am rendering with vmd and tachyon. When I do so I get the following output:

Info> Rendering current scene to 'vmdscene.tga' ...
Info> Ambient occlusion rendering enabled.
Info> Tachyon: preprocessing time 0.047000 sec, render time 14.445000 sec.
Info> Executing post-render cmd 'explorer vmdscene.tga' ...
Info> Rendering complete.

Running this on windows. Where is vmdscene.tga? I search the entire computer and can't find it.

Dr Massimiliano Porrini
Institut Européen de Chimie et Biologie (IECB)
CNRS UMR 5248 Chimie et Biologie des Membranes et des Nano-objets (CBMN)
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33607 Pessac Cedex