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From: John Stone (johns_at_ks.uiuc.edu)
Date: Fri Nov 28 2014 - 17:30:44 CST
I've now had several other people also suggest that this is useful
for clearly differentiating metal surfaces, and that's a good enough
rationalization for me to put in the necessary work. I will see if I
can get this enabled before the VMD 1.9.2 release. I'll let people
know when I have a test build that includes this.
On Fri, Nov 28, 2014 at 01:53:01PM +0100, Daniel Möller wrote:
> Me neither. I think it would look great with our metal surfaces.
> Daniel Möller
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: owner-vmd-l_at_ks.uiuc.edu [mailto:owner-vmd-l_at_ks.uiuc.edu] Im Auftrag von
> Norman Geist
> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 27. November 2014 17:31
> An: 'John Stone'
> Cc: VMD Mailing List
> Betreff: AW: vmd-l: Any interest in VMD supporting mirror reflections w/ ray
> Well, I wouldn't complain about having such a feature available =D
> Norman Geist.
> > -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> > Von: owner-vmd-l_at_ks.uiuc.edu [mailto:owner-vmd-l_at_ks.uiuc.edu] Im
> > Auftrag von John Stone
> > Gesendet: Mittwoch, 26. November 2014 20:50
> > An: vmd-l_at_ks.uiuc.edu
> > Betreff: vmd-l: Any interest in VMD supporting mirror reflections w/
> > ray tracing?
> > Hi,
> > Both the CPU and GPU-accelerated Tachyon ray tracing engines in VMD
> > currently implement mirror reflections, however this feature is not
> > exposed in VMD itself (well it can be done, but only by setting some
> > magic environment variables).
> > It would be relatively easy for me to add a new VMD material property
> > control to allow rendering of mirror reflections when using ray
> > tracing engines like Tachyon, as well as programs such as POV-Ray, etc.
> > I never added reflections before because they're poorly suited for
> > OpenGL.
> > Now that we have interactive ray tracing in VMD, it seems like it
> > might be more plausible that people might want mirror reflections and
> > other more advanced material properties. Reflections are clearly
> > useful for making "pretty" pictures, but I had previously assumed
> > that's only a very very small part of the usage of VMD. Do people
> > think that would be useful enough that they'd want it added into the
> > VMD material properties controls?
> > Cheers,
> > John Stone
> > vmd_at_ks.uiuc.edu
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> > Institute for Advanced Science and Technology University of Illinois,
> > 405 N. Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
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