[Chimera-users] Chimera: Myosin thick filament movie

Tom Goddard goddard at sonic.net
Thu Apr 28 09:20:08 PDT 2011

Elaine pointed out a few more movie command script examples:

Hi Tom,
Just thought I'd mention that the "movies" page in the User's Guide, the bottom URL you gave, has a "Movie Command File Examples" section that links to a few files and says there are more in the Animation Gallery.



> Hi Rogelio,
>     The myosin thick filament movie in the Chimera animation gallery was
> made in 2006 using a 700 line python program I wrote.  Fortunately
> Chimera animation capabilities are much better now, so I've made a
> Chimera command script that makes the same movie in Chimera 1.5.2 (Jan
> 2011), about 150 commands.  I've attached the script.  It of course
> requires the myosin data files to work.  So I've put the script and data
> files in myomovie.zip and put a link to that in the animation gallery
> with the myosin animation (will appear after web site is rebuilt tonight).
>       http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/animations/animations.html
> To create the movie you open the myomovie.py Chimera session then open
> the myomovie.cmd command script.  Rendering this movie takes about 15
> minutes (for about 70 seconds of final video, 1760 frames) using the
> high quality supersample 3 option set in the script.
>     The myosin movie is somewhat complex.  There are about a half dozen
> simpler movie making command scripts with links on the animation gallery
> page.  We don't have a separate movie scripts web page, although that is
> a nice idea.
>     There is a movie making tutorial on the Chimera tutorials page
>       http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/tutorials/tutorials.html
> and there are details about all the commands in the Chimera User's Guide
>       http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/current/docs/UsersGuide/movies.html
>     Tom
>> Hi Tom,
>> I have been recently looking at the animation gallery of Chimera and I
>> was wondering if I could get a copy of the script used to make the
>> Myosin movie,
>> Do you guys have a repository of scripts used for the displayed movies?
>> I am working with a helical map and I would like to try to implement a
>> similar animation for my maps,
>> thanks a lot for your help and consideration
>> --
>> Rogelio A. Hernandez Lopez
>> Leschziner Lab
>> Harvard University
>> 305.G NWB
>> 52 Oxford Street, Room 305
>> Cambridge, MA 02138
>> http://www.mcb.harvard.edu/Leschziner/
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