6.3.5. GRAPHICS OPTION, [G]

next, previous Section / Table of Contents / Index [G] This option allows you to design the graphical/numerical screen (and PostScript file) output of a cluster and is, except for option [L] and missing option [M], identical to the graphics option of the BALSAC/LATTICE session, see Sec. 6.2.7. It lets you choose different details of plots such as atom representations (points, circles, (shaded) balls, stereo duplication), layout (see Sec. 6.3.5.2), and colors. Further, you can define links (lines or cylindrical sticks) connecting atom pairs inside this option which helps to visualize bonds and neighbor relationships, see Sec. 6.3.5.1. The graphics option menu G reads ======= GRAPHICS OPTIONS =============================================== Graphs: [D]esign(gd) [S]tereo(st) [B]ackgr(nb) [P]alstart(np) [C]link(nnc) [L]ayout(pl/xxl) c[T]abl [W]orkb {[X]plot} [?,]esc ================================================================== 29 == giving shorthand information about graphics options and parameters, see Sec. 6.2.7. In this menu parameters gd, st, nb, np, nnc are identical in their form and meanings to those of the BALSAC/LATTICE graphics menu discussed in Sec. 6.2.7. Parameter pl in the above menu refers only to atom labelling (while cluster atoms of different elements are painted differently) where pl = "E-" does not label atoms, = "EN" labels atoms by internal numbers. = "EE" labels atoms by element name. Parameter xxl in the above menu refers to the plot layout and reads "off" or any combination of the four characters "T", "F", "-" where "T" shows if a title line is included, "B" shows if hidden atoms are sketched "F" shows if the cluster is enclosed by a rectangular wire frame, "-" is used only as a filling character. All parameters shown in the graphics option menu are predefined internally by meaningful defaults which are, however, overwritten if an external structure file is loaded in a BALSAC/LATTICE session. > [D] selected from submenu G allows you to define how atoms are shown in subsequent plots or listings of a cluster where the where the present setting is indicated by parameter gd in submenu G. The different choices are identical to those of the BALSAC/LATTICE graphics menu discussed in Sec. 6.2.7. > [S] selected from submenu G allows you to switch between mono view and full color stereo view where the present setting is indicated by parameter st in submenu G. This option is identical to that of the BALSAC/LATTICE graphics menu discussed in Sec. 6.2.7. > [B] selected from submenu G allows you to define the background color used in subsequent plots of the cluster where parameter nb in submenu G gives the present setting. This option is identical to that of the BALSAC/LATTICE graphics menu discussed in Sec. 6.2.7. > [P] selected from submenu G allows you to set the starting point inside the color palette used in atom painting where parameter np in submenu G gives the present setting. This option is identical to that of the BALSAC/LATTICE graphics menu discussed in Sec. 6.2.7. > [C] selected from submenu G allows you to define links connecting atoms (represented in plots by straight lines or cylindrical sticks) which can be used to visualize bonds or neighbor relationships in the cluster. This option is identical to that of the BALSAC/LATTICE graphics menu discussed in Sec. 6.2.7.1. > [L] selected from submenu G allows you to define additional layout parameters (framing, labelling, etc.) used in screen plots and for PostScript file output. Further, details are given in see Sec. 6.3.5.2. > [T] selected from submenu G displays a color test table (in a separate graphics window, Unix) showing all color definitions together with color numbers available inside BALSAC. The colors are described in the initialization file and generated when BALSAC is started, see Sec. 5.4. > [W] selected from submenu G moves to the color/shading workbench switching to graphics mode (DOS) or opening a graphics window (Unix). This allows you to change all basic and paint colors as well as ball shading angles in a very intuitive way using the mouse or a graphics pointer. Further details are given in Sec. 6.2.15.2. > [X] selected from submenu G plots the cluster (switching to graphics mode (DOS) or opening a graphics window (Unix)) or lists its atom coordinates depending on the plot/list mode defined in the present graphics option. > [,] selected from submenu G returns immediately to the BALSAC/CLUSTER main option menu. Note that the graphics option menu G is the last menu which requires input if a cluster is built from scratch. If BALSAC/CLUSTER is started with a structure input file the above graphics and layout parameters are given in compressed and number coded form in the file (with the display mode being always layer-by-layer, K = 0). For further details see Sec. 6.2.7. next, previous Section / Table of Contents / Index