[Chimera-users] Creating movies
meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Sat May 15 11:58:36 PDT 2010
If you meant you don't want to show each command's effect separately,
you can show only the combined result by putting commands together
with semicolons (and this is usually done inside a Chimera command
script file). For example,
rep sphere :ala
color red :ala
would display alanines, change them to spheres, color them red in
separate steps, whereas with the following,
disp :ala; rep sphere :ala; color red :ala
the alanines would appear as red spheres in a single step. Chimera
command scripts are just plain text files that contain the exact same
commands you could enter at the Chimera Command Line. Here is more
information on Chimera command files, including exqmples:
I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco
On May 14, 2010, at 11:47 PM, Tom Goddard wrote:
> Hi Matt,
> Not sure what you mean by "all my commands show during the movie".
> Your second problem sounds like part of the image is corrupted and
> that is most likely a graphics driver problem causing the saved
> images to be wrong. You might want to try a Chimera daily build
> instead of the Chimera 1.4.1 production release because the daily
> builds use a different image capture method that may work better on
> your machine.
> You might also look at the 2009 movie course material which is more
> up-to-date than the 2008 material.
> Both 2008 and 2009 materials primarily use command scripts and that
> is the recommended approach.
>> I am fairly new to using chimera and created my first movie using
>> command line syntax. I am mostly pleased with the results, except
>> for two things:
>> (1) I used the 'movie record' option and all my commands show
>> during the movie.
>> (2) the right hand side of the image looks like 'snow'.
>> I followed similar instructions to the tutorial for ligand flying
>> into unbound conformation from:
>> Should I be using a script instead? Is there a better way to do
>> Thanks for any help.
>> Matt Skeels
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