most recent change: 23-Dec-1997
The file Raster3D_2.4b.tar.Z contains a beta test copy of version 2.4
This is a unified distribution which has been tested on the following
Alpha / OSF 4.0
SGI / Irix 5.3 / Irix 6.4
IBM RS6000 / AIX
Intel Pentium / linux (Redhat)
For optimal use of Raster3D you may also want to obtain
John Cristy's ImageMagick package for image manipulation and viewing
Some version of a TIFF library
(e.g. via ftp from sgi.com)
Version 2.0 of Molscript (http://www.avatar.se/molscript)
New in version 2.4:
- new object types for render
type 14: generalized quadric surface, e.g. an ellipsoid
type 15: (ISOLATE flag) prevents following object[s] from
being transformed by the view matrix in the header.
That is, is causes the following objects to be
interpreted in a coordinate space centered on (0,0,0)
with unit extent in X, Y, and Z.
type 17: explicit vertex colors for triangles,
allows smoother coloring of triangular mesh surfaces
- other changes to render
EYEPOS = 0.0 disables all perspective
much information to terminal put under control of
allow # to denote comment line in render input stream
- New programs
rastep generates thermal ellipsoid representations of atoms
based on ANISOU records in PDB file. Also allows
isotropic representation with size and colour based
on isotropic B values.
render_jpeg alternative version of the rendering program that
produces a JPEG (JFIF) image stream on stdout
instead of the normal output options.
- /materials subdirectory containing sample material definitions
illustrating various transparency modes, 2-sided
objects, metallic surfaces, and so forth.
Ethan A Merritt