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       v_sim - a GTK program for 3D visualisation of atomic systems


       v_sim  [-e  file ] [-r file ] [-h ] [-g <w>x<h> ] [-s file ] [-m id ] [-a ] [-c file ] [-u
       l:m:n ] [-d id ] [-t x:y:z ] [-x x:y:z ] [-p file ] [-f file ] [-v v[:v] ] [-i file ]  [-b
       id[:id]  ]  [--log-scale id ] [-n val ] [--color-iso-lines [R:G:B] or auto ] [--fit-to-box
       val ] [--bg-image file ] [-o id=value ] [-w mode ]  [--i-set  i  ]  [--value-file  file  ]
       [--map-precision prec ] [ fileToRender ]

       This  manual  page  documents  briefly  the  v_sim commands. It is a software to visualise
       atomic structures with OpenGl rendering.


       This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long  options  starting  with
       two dashes (`-').

       A complete list of options is included below.

       -e, --export file (from v3.0.0)
              make  an  image from the fileToRender argument. The format is specified through the
              extension of the argument.

       -r, --resources file (from v3.4.0)
              load the given resources file on startup instead of looking for a  valid  resources
              file in the standard locations.

       -h, --help (from v3.0.0)
              show this little help.

       -g, --geometry <w>x<h> (from v3.0.0)
              specify the size of the rendering window, the size argument must have the following
              format: <width>x<height> with positive non null values. (Default value: 600x600)

       -s, --spin-file file (from v3.1.0)
              use the given argument as a spin indicator. If this option is used, V_Sim  switches
              automatically to spin rendering whatever method is specified in the parameter file.

       -m, --hiding-mode id (from v3.2.0)
              policy  used  to  show  or  not  null  modulus spins possible values are positives.
              (Default value: 0)

       -a, --spin-and-atomic (from v3.3.0)
              always draws atomic rendering on node position in addition to spin rendering.

       -c, --colorize file (from v3.1.0)
              the argument fileToRender must be called, then the given file of the option is used
              to colorize the elements.

       -u, --use-column l:m:n (from v3.1.0)
              must be used with the '--colorize' option, it specifies the columns to use from the
              data file for the three colour channels [l;m;n]. Columns are counted  from  1.  Use
              -3,  -2,  -1  and  0 to use the special values, constant 1, coord. x, coord. y, and
              coord. z, respectively.

       -d, --color-preset id (from v3.1.0)
              this option can be used with the '--colorize' one  or  the  '--build-map'  one.  It
              chooses  a preset color scheme. The id argument is an integer that corresponds to a
              defined color shade (ranging from 0).

       -t, --translate x:y:z (from v3.3.0)
              a file must be loaded. It applies the given translations to the  loaded  file.  The
              units are those of the file. This is available for periodic file formats only.

       -x, --expand x:y:z (from v3.4.0)
              a  file  must  be  loaded.  It  applies the given expansion to the loaded file. The
              values are given in box coordinates. This is available for  periodic  file  formats

       -p, --planes file (from v3.2.0)
              the  argument  fileToRender  must  be  called, then the given file of the option is
              parsed as a list of planes and they are rendered.

       -f, --scalar-field file (from v3.3.0)
              the argument fileToRender must be called, then the given  file  of  the  option  is
              parsed as a scalar field and loaded.

       -v, --iso-values v[:v] (from v3.3.0)
              must  be  used  with the '--scalar-field' option, then the given surfaces are built
              and rendered. If a name is appended to a value using '#' as a separator, this  name
              is used as the name for the iso-surface (i.e. 0.25#Blue).

       -i, --iso-surfaces file (from v3.2.0)
              the  argument  fileToRender  must  be  given,  then the given file of the option is
              parsed and surfaces are rendered.

       -b, --build-map id[:id] (from v3.4.0)
              the argument fileToRender must be given, as the  '--planes',  '--color-preset'  and
              '--scalar-field'  options used, then the given plane 'id' is replaced by a coloured
              map using given scalar field and shade. 'id' ranges from  0.  If  several  ids  are
              given, several maps are built.

       --log-scale id (from v3.4.0)
              if  given, plots are done with the logarithm scale method that is given (range from

       -n, --n-iso-lines val (from v3.4.0)
              when positive, val isolines are plotted on the coloured map.

       --color-iso-lines [R:G:B] or auto (from v3.5.0)
              when given, generated iso-lines are colourised [R:G:B] or auto with the values. The
              specific  value 'auto' will produced iso-lines in inversed colours. (Default value:

       --fit-to-box val (from v3.3.0)
              if val is not TRUE, the surfaces use their own bounding box. (Default value: TRUE)

       --bg-image file (from v3.4.0)
              draw the given image on the background.

       -o, --option id=value (from v3.3.0)
              this is a generic way to give extended option. to V_Sim. As much as -o can be used.
              Each one store a key and its value (boolean, integer or float).

       -w, --window-mode mode (from v3.5.0)
              used  to  choose the windowing mode. By default the command panel and the rendering
              window are separated. In the 'oneWindow' mode they are joined. In the  'renderOnly'
              mode, the command panel is not used. (Default value: classic)

       --i-set i (from v3.5.0)
              this flag is used to choose the id of the loaded file if the format has support for
              multiple ids in one file (see XYZ format or -posi.d3 ones). (Default value: 0)

       --value-file file (from v3.5.0)
              specify an XML file with some value information for V_Sim, like a list  of  planes,
              highlighted nodes... It replaces and extend the previous --planes option.

       --map-precision prec (from v3.5.0)
              Give the precision in percent to render the coloured map. (Default value: 100)


       /usr/share/v_sim/v_sim.res  specify all rendering informations from position of the camera
       to colour of the elements.
       /usr/share/v_sim/v_sim.par specify all interface and non-rendering  options  such  as  the
       positions of the panels.
       ~/$XDG_CONFIG_DIR/v_sim a directory where overloading v_sim.res and v_sim.par can be put.


       V_Sim  was  written  by  Luc  Billard, Damien Caliste, Olivier D'Astier Aurélien Lherbier,
       Jérémy Blanc, Simon Planès, Thomas Jourdan and Yoann Ratao.

       This manual page was written by Damien Caliste <>.

                                           June 6, 2011                                  V_SIM(1)