From: Vlad Cojocaru (
Date: Sun May 02 2021 - 16:55:07 CDT

It actually worked by lowering the resolution of the representations .... Reducing it from 30 to 15 for all reps lead to a 10 fold decrease in the size of the scene file and the rendering was successful. The lower rep resolution does not affect that much the image.


On 2 May 2021 20:10:50 CEST, Vlad Cojocaru <> wrote:
>Dear all,
>I am trying to render a very complicated scene in VMD (1.9.4a51) with
>shadows and ambient occlusion on. The scene contains many simulation
>frames superimposed with a number of high resolution representations
>Tachyon creates a scene description file that is 25 GB large but it
>fails to produce the targa file although it says "rendering complete"
>and no error message is given.  With povray, the ".pov" file is huge
>GB) and the targa image is also not produced.
>Can anyone give me any advice on how to best render such a complicated
>scene into a high resolution image ?
>Best wishes
>Vlad Cojocaru, PD (Habil.), Ph.D.
>Project Group Leader
>Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
>Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine
>Röntgenstrasse 20, 48149 Münster, Germany
>Tel: +49-251-70365-324; Fax: +49-251-70365-399
>Email: vlad.cojocaru[at]

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