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Rendering plugin

Type PyMOL Plugin
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Author(s) Michael G. Lerner
License BSD
This code has been put under version control in the project Pymol-script-repo


Here is a small plugin to render images with a given DPI.

The "Draw" button just draws the image without raytracing (a fast way to see that the height/width look good).
The "Ray" button raytraces first, before saving.

The functionality is also available as a script (see my .pymolrc here).

First the imperial version. The metric version follows.

To install, save the script as e.g. or and install via PyMOL's Plugin --> Manage Plugins --> Install menu.

The plugins are available through the project, Pymol-script-repo.

A Random PyMOL-generated Cover. See Covers.