[Chimera-users] high resolution animation in chimera

Tom Goddard goddard at sonic.net
Thu May 25 16:18:01 PDT 2017


Use a movie file with a “.mp4” suffix to get a modern H.264 video encoding.  Every other format in Chimera will produce an archaic video encoding whose quality for a given file size will be much worse.

	Tom


> On May 25, 2017, at 4:12 PM, Shanti Pal Gangwar <gangwarspg at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Dear Elaine,
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> Thanks for replying.
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>  I am using commands to make animations.
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> windowsize 800 600
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> movie encode output movie.avi high quality bitrate 10000
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> But somehow the resolution of the animation si not coming good, then set the max window size and it looks better than the earlier.
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> Dept of Pharmacology and Toxicology
> University of Texas Medical Branch
> Galveston, Texas-77555
> Email: gangwarspg at gmail.com <mailto:Email%3Agangwarspg at gmail.com>
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> On 25 May 2017 at 18:05, Elaine Meng <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu <mailto:meng at cgl.ucsf.edu>> wrote:
> Dear Shanti Pal,
> You didn’t say if you were using the “movie” command or the Animation tool.  In addition to the dpi (pixel width and height) you may also want to consider the image-supersampling and movie quality settings.
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> With the command “movie record”  there are options “supersample” and “size” and for “movie encode” there is a “quality” option, with explanations here:
> <http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/midas/movie.html#record-options <http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/midas/movie.html#record-options>>
> <http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/midas/movie.html#encode-options <http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/midas/movie.html#encode-options>>
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> In the Animation tool graphical interface, clicking the red recording button shows another dialog with recording options.  In that,  see Rendering with Chimera, Supersample, and in its Advanced Options, Quality.  Although the size is not shown in this dialog you can enter the same “size X,Y” option (where X and Y are the numbers of pixels for width and height) as would be used with the “movie record” command in the area marked “Additional recording options”.
> <http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/home/meng/docs/ContributedSoftware/animation/animation.html#recording <http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/home/meng/docs/ContributedSoftware/animation/animation.html#recording>>
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> If you didn’t specify size, it would be the same as your Chimera window.
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> I hope this helps,
> Elaine
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> 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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> > On May 25, 2017, at 12:56 PM, Gangwar, Shanti P. <spgangwa at UTMB.EDU <mailto:spgangwa at UTMB.EDU>> wrote:
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> > Dear Chimera Developing team,
> > I am trying to make an animation using chimera. But it looks like that the animation output is poor quality, seems less dpi. How to get a high resolution animation, say 300 dpi, suing chimera?
> > Thank you very much,
> > Shanti Pal
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