Fwd: hey hey

Hey List,

forwarding an e-mail from my brother. He’s saying that Avogadro is now being
used at Cambridge; look at the link below, he made the image with Avogadro
and POV Ray, and found it “super easy”.

Cheers,
Benoit

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On Jun 18, 2008, at 1:24 PM, Benoît Jacob wrote:

forwarding an e-mail from my brother. He’s saying that Avogadro is
now being
used at Cambridge; look at the link below, he made the image with
Avogadro
and POV Ray, and found it “super easy”.

Can Pierre explain to me why biology folks always have strange colors?
When does hydrogen = yellow and carbon = blue? (I suppose it’s better
from the common Carbon = Green scheme.)

Merci beaucoup!
-Geoff

On Wednesday 18 June 2008 13:24:56 Benoît Jacob wrote:

Hey List,

forwarding an e-mail from my brother. He’s saying that Avogadro is now
being used at Cambridge; look at the link below, he made the image with
Avogadro and POV Ray, and found it “super easy”.

That is great to hear. I am hoping I will be able to find the time in the near
future to improve the POV-Ray rendering further and wrap it in a nicer GUI
dialog to make it even easier :wink: Seeing others use this stuff is always a
great form of encouragement!

That would be absolutely great. The current POV-Ray export GUI was determined
by the fact that I still didn’t learn how to create an actual dialog in Qt –
so I all did was a QInputDialog.

Cheers,
Benoit

On Thursday 19 June 2008 07:05:39 Marcus D. Hanwell wrote:

On Wednesday 18 June 2008 13:24:56 Benoît Jacob wrote:

Hey List,

forwarding an e-mail from my brother. He’s saying that Avogadro is now
being used at Cambridge; look at the link below, he made the image with
Avogadro and POV Ray, and found it “super easy”.

That is great to hear. I am hoping I will be able to find the time in the
near future to improve the POV-Ray rendering further and wrap it in a nicer
GUI dialog to make it even easier :wink: Seeing others use this stuff is
always a great form of encouragement!


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Well good question Goeffrey, I’m not a biologist myself but I’ll try to
answer the best I can. An article was published about our work on the BBC
website, with a shiny image of a molecule. We found the colours cool so we
took the same. On another one we kept avogadro standard colours. (see here:
http://pierrot.jacob.free.fr/CETP.jpg) That’s about it!

By the way on the CEPT one, there was so many atoms that the POVray text
editor could open the pov file but not change it (crash on save), so I had
to use VIM to add a few words for the metallic reflection. I guess it’s a
matter of line number, maybe there’s a way to shrink this file while
exporting ? I understand it’s more povray problem (or "povray for windows"
problem) than yours.

For the povray export GUI, it would be cool to be able to choose metallic
reflection or not (it’s very popular around here), and maybe the atom
colors? That’s about everything I would have needed…but it was no big deal
to edit the povray file anyway.

Pierre

On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 12:13 AM, Geoffrey Hutchison <
geoff.hutchison@gmail.com> wrote:

On Jun 18, 2008, at 1:24 PM, Benoît Jacob wrote:

forwarding an e-mail from my brother. He’s saying that Avogadro is now

being
used at Cambridge; look at the link below, he made the image with Avogadro
and POV Ray, and found it “super easy”.

Can Pierre explain to me why biology folks always have strange colors? When
does hydrogen = yellow and carbon = blue? (I suppose it’s better from the
common Carbon = Green scheme.)

Merci beaucoup!
-Geoff