[Chimera-users] volume planes display loop
goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Oct 27 14:54:59 PDT 2008
Oops! Forgot to attach the script described in the previous email.
Here it is.
Tom Goddard wrote:
> Hi Ben,
> The current Chimera daily builds have a more flexible volume plane
> cycling interface. In the planes panel it now has a switch
> Cycle through  planes at speed 
> It lets you play through a specified number of planes centered on the
> currently shown plane. You start it by clicking a switch and stop it
> the same way. There is no control to stop after N planes, and the
> initial direction of play is the same as when you last stopped playback.
> There is currently no Chimera command equivalent which would obviously
> be handy for making movies. I've attached a Python script which can be
> used with Chimera commands (example given in script) to control exactly
> which frames to show in a movie. Note that the frame rate is only
> relevant for real-time cycling in Chimera. Movie recording captures
> every new frame no matter how slow they are rendered and plays in a
> movie player at 25 frames per second (adjustable with a movie encode
> command option). Chimera movie recording capabilities are very limited
> now but it is an area we intend to improve.
> Benoit Zuber wrote:
>> I have got some questions regarding plane display of volumes:
>> Is there a way to cycle through a limited range of planes? For example
>> if the thickness of my volume is 300, is it possible to cycle from z =
>> 100 to z = 120, instead of from z = 0 to z = 299?
>> Is there a way to make the cycling through the planes start in the other
>> direction than when it stopped last time? For example, I click stop
>> while the display is cycling from low z value to high z value. If I then
>> click start, the display is going to cycle again from low to high z
>> value but I would like it to cycle from high to low z value.
>> Is it possible to specify a starting plane and an end plane, and to have
>> the display going from the starting plane to the end plane only once
>> (without cycling)?
>> Finally, can all of this be specified through the command line?
>> Benoît Zuber
>> MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
>> Hills Road
>> CB2 0QH
>> United Kingdom
>> +44 1223 402209
>> bzuber at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
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