[Chimera-users] making movies with CMM files

Tom Goddard goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Feb 6 05:11:24 PST 2009

Hi Keren,

  Only the MD Movie tool knows how to play through a series of models 
for an animation.  I tried writing several Chimera marker models to a 
single PDB file (File / Save PDB...) and playing it with MD Movie but it 
flopped.  Markers did not get connected properly and sizes and colors 
were lost.  That leaves me with

~disp ; disp #1
~disp ; disp #2
~disp ; disp #25

as a means to flip through the Chimera marker models.  Could save this 
in a *.cmd file and open it in Chimera.  Could use some Python code 
instead for more flexibility:

from chimera import runCommand as r
for i in range(1,26):
    r('~disp ; disp #%d' % i)

that would go in a *.py file that you would open (possibly with the open 

  The movie making capabilities of Chimera are very limited.


Keren Lasker wrote:
> hello,
> Is there a way to generate a movie out of a set of CMM files ( similar  
> to MD Movie with PDB files)?
> thank you very much,
> Keren.
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