[Chimera-users] Fade in/out a surface for movie making
goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Jun 18 11:28:08 PDT 2009
Just yesterday I made the surftransparency command take an optional
"frames" argument so you can fade in or out a surface over a specified
number of frames. This may be of use to you. Before we would sometimes
use twenty surftransp commands in a row in a script to gradually change
the transparency. Now a command like
surft 100 #2 50
will fade out surface model #2 to full (100%) transparency over 50
frames. To use that you'll need to get a Chimera 1.4 daily build.
Good luck with movie making. We're trying to make this easier in
Chimera but have a long ways to go.
Tom Goddard wrote:
> Hi Richard,
> There is no command equivalent of the multiscale dialog, and other
> other Chimera commands don't know anything about the multiscale surfaces
> (none can even change the color or transparency as far as I know).
> Maybe the way to go is to not use multiscale, and instead make a PDB
> file with all the molecule copies (can use multiscale to do that) then
> use the "molmap" command to create surfaces for the desired chains, and
> the "volume" command to change colors, and other commands to show/hide
> ribbons and surfaces as needed. This approach should work for a
> tetramer, but if you have a virus with 60-fold icosahedral it will be
> unwieldy because every chain will need separate molmap commands to
> create the surfaces.
> If that isn't practical it is possible to use Python code to do the
> things the Multiscale dialog does.
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [Chimera-users] controling multiscale models from command script
> From: Marhoefer, R (Richard)
> To: chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu
> Date: 6/15/09 8:40 AM
>> Dear Chimera Users,
>> for the production of a movie file I like to control some attributes of a multiscale model e.g. the style and the surface transparency through a Chimera command file. Unfortunately I couldn't find many commands allowing to do so in the documentation. How could that be done?
>> Kind regards,
>> Dr. Richard Marhoefer
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