[Chimera-users] movie recording from morph map

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Apr 25 14:18:45 PDT 2013

On Apr 25, 2013, at 1:01 PM, "Moumita Dutta" <dutta at bio.fsu.edu> wrote:

> Hi Elaine,
> I am trying to morph more than two maps at a time so I am using vop morph instead of Morph map. I am following the mini-video animation example script of vop morph like below
> Record the movie
> #
> movie record supersample 3
> wait 1
> movie crossfade
> vop morph #0,1 frames 200
> wait 200
> movie encode morphmap.mp4 morphmap.webm morphmap.ogv bitrate 200.
> It starts recording the movie but it does not stop.
> Best,
> Moumita

Hi Moumita,

The first thing to check when following a tutorial or examples is your version of Chimera.  The top of the mini-examples page

says that they were made with Chimera version 1.7 from March 2012 or newer.  In those versions, movie recording will automatically stop when you use "movie record."  In older versions, you have to use the "movie stop" command to stop recording before you do the encoding.

(I cc'd chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu -- please use that address for Chimera questions unless your data are private)

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

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