[Chimera-users] Questions on recording movies for use in PowerPoint

Coats, Eugene Eugene.Coats at amylin.com
Thu Oct 18 11:13:45 PDT 2007

Hi Tom,

Thanks for the suggestions.   The changes in settings you suggested
improved things considerably.


-----Original Message-----
From: Thomas Goddard [mailto:goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu] 
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 10:37 AM
To: Coats, Eugene
Cc: chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu
Subject: Re: [Chimera-users] Questions on recording movies for use in

Hi Gene,

   Use the Movie Recorder dialog Movie Options pane and increase the
"bit rate" from the default 2000 Kbits/s to say 6000 Kbits/s.  If you
are using the "movie" command use the option "bitrate 6000".  Another
option that will improve the quality is to turn on supersampling (3x3)
in the Movie Recorder Frame Options panel, or use "supersample 3" with
the movie command.  This will create an image 3 times larger for each
frame and then smooth it down to the size of the Chimera window.  That
eliminates jagged edges.  More details are in the Chimera manual.


Raytracing will give a glossy appearance with better lighting highlights
and with shadows but the appearance can be somewhat different then what
you see on screen.


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