[Chimera-users] MD movie export from per frame script

Ankit Agrawal aka895 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 18 10:05:55 PST 2015

Thanks Elaine.
On 18-Feb-2015 10:26 pm, "Elaine Meng" <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:

> On Feb 17, 2015, at 9:49 PM, Ankit Agrawal <aka895 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi all
> > I want to write a script which can create movie (.mp4) from per frame
> script. Because I want to show all models in movie. Please help
> > Thanks
> > Ankit Agrawal
> > Department of Chemical Science
> > IISER Mohali, India
> Hi Ankit,
> The per-frame scripting feature in the MD Movie dialog is not intended for
> making movies.
> If you want to make a movie that includes playback of the trajectory being
> shown with MD Movie, there are two main choices:
> (1) use MD Movie menu: File… Record movie.  This will create a movie of
> all or part of your trajectory, as specified in the dialog, and there are
> several choices for image quality and output format (including .mp4). See
> MD Movie documentation, especially the section "Recording a Movie":
> <
> http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/ContributedSoftware/movie/framemovie.html
> >
> <
> http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/ContributedSoftware/movie/movie.html#recording
> >
> (2) if you want your movie to include some other things, like showing
> other structures, rotating, zooming, 2D labels etc. in addition to just
> playing back your trajectory, you could instead write a Chimera command
> script to control the whole process.   The command to play back part or all
> of your trajectory is "coordset", and the command that controls movie
> recording and saving is "movie."  See the list of movie-making commands and
> some example scripts:
> <http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/movies.html#content>
> <http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/movies.html#examples>
> In that examples list, especially see "ball-and-socket motion" because the
> script includes playing back a trajectory that was created with morphing.
> I hope this helps,
> Elaine
> ----------
> 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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