From: Karl Decker (
Date: Fri Feb 10 2017 - 14:32:22 CST

Hello all. My colleagues and I are up against a problem: what is the
structure of the data created by the distance map function of VolMap? We
have a method for extracting VolMap distance map data, without writing to
disk, using the python object mol_get_volumetric. We can then use the data
in a plugin of our own devising. However, we don't know how the data is
arranged when it is created by VolMap. We are trying to avoid writing the
data to disk because it is very slow compared to the timescale of the other
aspects of the plugin.

Could the author of VolMap provide some insight into the data structure
VolMap uses when creating a distance map?