From: Dallas Warren (
Date: Sun Oct 01 2017 - 06:46:06 CDT

Think I've worked it out, but can't try it out until at my workstation in a
couple of days. Generate the frames using Tachyon and can I then feed the
.dat file to TachyonL-OptiX *in some manner?*

On 28 Sep. 2017 2:52 pm, "Dallas Warren" <> wrote:

> Got myself a decent graphics card now, yay! (History here:
> So now having a go at generating a 360 3D animation. Following
> instructions at
> I can make
> one. Looks neat. However, it renders it at the resolution of the
> display window, how do I get it to a higher resolution? I must be
> missing something simple here ....
> With previous 3D animations I would render using Tachyon with the
> Movie Generator, render both left and right stereo views separately,
> then run Tachyon on the command line with the .dat files to get higher
> resolution images, join into videos with the left/right views joined
> together. Worked well.
> Since using Tachyon-Optix as the renderer, it doesn't output the .dat
> file that Tachyon does, just the stereo 360 images that then stitch
> together into the video.
> Start up message for reference:
> Info) Multithreading available, 12 CPUs detected.
> Info) CPU features: SSE2 AVX
> Info) Free system memory: 33GB (92%)
> Info) Creating CUDA device pool and initializing hardware...
> Info) Detected 1 available CUDA accelerator:
> Info) [0] GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 28 SM_6.1 @ 1.66 GHz, 11GB RAM, KTO, AE2, ZCP
> Warning) Detected X11 'Composite' extension: if incorrect display occurs
> Warning) try disabling this X server option. Most OpenGL drivers
> Warning) disable stereoscopic display when 'Composite' is enabled.
> Info) OpenGL renderer: GeForce GTX 1080 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
> Info) Full GLSL rendering mode is available.
> Info) Textures: 2-D (32768x32768), 3-D (16384x16384x16384), Multitexture
> (4)
> Info) Detected 1 available TachyonL/OptiX ray tracing accelerator
> Info) Compiling 1 OptiX shaders on 1 target GPU...
> Info) Dynamically loaded 2 plugins in directory:
> Info) /usr/local/lib/vmd/plugins/LINUXAMD64/molfile
> Catch ya,
> Dr. Dallas Warren
> Drug Delivery, Disposition and Dynamics
> Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University
> 381 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052
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