[Molvis-list] The rasmol 'control interface' (virtual trackball / trackerball)
dan.bolser at gmail.com
Wed Sep 17 15:04:36 EDT 2008
2008/9/17 Herbert J. Bernstein <yaya at bernstein-plus-sons.com>:
> RasMol went over to the trackball-style mouse interface a while ago,
> so I am not sure precisely what "old" mode is being referenced.
> That being said, it would not be hard to provide an alternate mode,
> given a spec. What is the desired spec?
I think I installed a version at work 2 years ago and never needed to
upgrade. I subsequently moved to a new job (hence the re-install).
When I left click anywhere in the 'view window' (mouse button 1?) and
drag, movement in the x-axis should produce rotation in the x-axis.
Movement in the y-axis (click and drag) should produce rotation in the
y-axis. I like this system because its simple and I feel that it is
more 'precise' - although I could be just biased.
> At 3:53 PM +0100 9/17/08, Dan Bolser wrote:
>>How do I turn off the 'virtual trackball' control system in the latest
>>release of RasMol? I am running
>>RasMol_220.127.116.11_23Mar08 <- src
>>RasMol_2_7_4_2_10Apr08 <- binary
>>Both have the same 'virtual trackball' style control system, which I
>>find to be much less precise than the old system (where there is a
>>direct correspondence between x/y mouse motion and x/y rotation,
>>independent of where you choose to click on the image). If you don't
>>know what I mean, its described in the PyMol manual here:
>>(Although obviously the majority of that manual is not applicable to RasMol.)
>>I tried searching the list but I can't find out how to switch this
>>mode off, or better, make the old mode the default. I found some
>>But nothing that helps. Actually the above reference does not
>>accurately describe the 'new' behaviour, nor can I find any
>>description of the new control system in the RasMol manual. When I use
>>PyMol I switch it into 'normal' mode with the following lines in my
>>set virtual_trackball = 0
>>Is there any equivalent for RasMol?
>>Thanks for any help - its probably just because I got used to the
>>'old' system that I find the 'new' version so annoying, but what can
>>you do? I can do everything that I previously did using the new
>>trackball style controls, but as I said, I find this method much less
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