[Chimera-users] Movie with multiple models

Benefield, Desiree A. desiree.a.benefield at Vanderbilt.Edu
Tue Nov 20 12:29:54 PST 2012

Thanks Elaine.

I'm still unclear on how to make a movie where I move from solid to mesh to mesh w/ crystal structures. Should I save each form (i.e solid, mesh, etc.) individually and then use a morph command to progress through each one? (If this is the case could you give me an example command line I could refer to?) Or would this involve setting all of the models up via command lines as the movie was recording?

I sincerely appreciate your infinite patience with me and my questions.

From: Elaine Meng [meng at cgl.ucsf.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 1:42 PM
To: Benefield, Desiree A.
Cc: Chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu BB
Subject: Re: [Chimera-users] Movie with multiple models

Forgot to mention, you would probably want to figure out the desired contour levels using the sliders on the histogram in the Volume Viewer GUI first.  Then you can put those settings in your command script.

On Nov 20, 2012, at 11:40 AM, Elaine Meng wrote:

> Hi Desiree,
> We understand it can take a while to get up to speed -- Chimera has a lot of stuff in it!
> You can use the volume command to change the display style of the map (also contour levels, colors ...), e.g.:
> vol #0 style mesh level 20 color goldenrod
> <http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/midas/volume.html>
> You could use the modeldisplay and ~modeldisplay commands to show/hide the crystal structures.
> <http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/midas/modeldisplay.html>
> Chimera command index:
> <http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/framecommand.html>
> 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
> On Nov 20, 2012, at 10:59 AM, Benefield, Desiree A. wrote:
>> Hello again,
>> I have a 3D reconstruction volume file. I'd like to show the initial model as a solid surface, then as a mesh surface, and then as the mesh surface with crystal structures. Can you recommend the best way to approach this? Specifically, I am uncertain as to what command will help me accomplish this and/or if I need different chimera files for each form of the model...
>> Very sorry to keep bothering you. I appreciate the advice.
>> Desiree

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