[Chimera-users] movie making

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Aug 5 12:18:07 PDT 2009

On Aug 5, 2009, at 2:32 AM, Schulz-Gasch, Tanja wrote:

> Dear Eric,
> your movie making recommendations were indeed very helpful. Thanks  
> again!

Hi Tanja -- glad I could help!

>  I am currently preparing a show for visitors at Roche that are  
> interested in 3D modelling and I want to do this with
> Chimera. I have alreday started scripting. However, I would like to  
> have breaks in the scripts in case that there are
> questions. So my question is, is there a possibility to implement a  
> prompt in the Chimera script that waits only
> the users presses 'return' or whatever and then Chimera is running  
> further through the script?

The daily build has a few things that will help here.  First, there is  
a "pause" command that will cause a script to pause until any key  
other than Escape or End is pressed.  Those two keys will cause the  
script to abort instead of continuing.

Secondly, even without an explicit "pause" command any script can be  
paused by hitting Shift-Escape.  A second Shift-Escape will continue  
the script.  Also, plain Escape (no Shift) will cause any script to  

I hope the presentation goes well!


	Eric Pettersen
	UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

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