Bonds

This visual element renders bonds between pairs of particles. Bonds can either be loaded from a data file, or can be created within OVITO, e.g. using the Create bonds modifier.

Parameters

Shading mode

Switches between a three-dimensional display mode, where bonds are rendered as cylinders, and a flat representation, where bonds are rendered as lines.

Rendering quality

This parameter controls the method used to render the bonds. The following modes are available and affect only the rendering of cylindrical bonds:

Low

Bonds are rendered using triangular facets.

Medium

Same as Low quality.

High

Bonds are rendered as true cylinders using a ray-tracing algorithm, which is implemented as a OpenGL fragment shader.

Bond width

Controls the display width of bonds (both cylinders and lines).

Bond color

The rendering color of bonds. This color parameter is only used if Use particle colors is not selected.

Use particle colors

If selected, bonds are rendered in the same colors as the particles they connect.

See also

BondsVis (Python API)