[Chimera-users] Chimera movie recorder
goddard at sonic.net
Fri Sep 9 15:35:51 PDT 2011
The command to rotate your models smoothly is called "turn". Here's
an example sequence of commands that rotates about the screen vertical
axis in 3 degree steps for 120 steps (total of 360 degrees), waits for
that rotation to finish, then writes the movie file m2.mov to your desktop.
movie record ; turn y 3 120 ; wait 120 ; movie encode output
These 4 commands separated by semicolons can be typed as one command to
the Chimera command-line (menu Favorites / Command-line). More commonly
I'd put the 4 commands in a file, say movie.cmd, with one command on
each line (no semi-colons) and just open that file in Chimera (File /
Open...) to record the movie. Putting the commands in a file gives you
more flexibility when you want to add more fancy motions or color
changes by adding additional commands.
Take a look at the Chimera movie making tutorial for ideas of
additional useful commands
> My name is Camilla and I'm an undergrad student at UNC-CH. I've been
> using Chimera to create models of fibrinogen polymerization. I
> discovered that I could make movies of my models to be able to
> see them from all views. However, my videos are very choppy and since
> I rotate the model by mouse, the movies are very poorly made. Is
> there a specific command I could use where I can get the model to
> rotate 360 degrees by itself to make this movie more smooth and to be
> able to still see the model all the way around one axis?
> Thank you,
> Chimera-users mailing list
> Chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu
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