[Chimera-users] Changing default framerate of Animation tool

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Nov 17 11:26:02 PST 2015

Hi Juan,
	In the recording dialog you get from clicking on the record icon, there is an “Additional encoding options” field.  In that field you can put the same options that you could put in the “movie encode” command.  One of those options is “framerate” followed by an integer indicating the frames-per-second playback rate.  The “Nth frame for discrete transitions” is that frame that non-continuous changes (like changing atoms/bonds from ball-and-stick to sphere) should occur at.  All this is described in the documentation that is linked from the Help button on the Animate tool itself and the record dialog.
	If the only thing in your animation is a trajectory, you might want to consider using the MD Movie’s File->Record movie… menu entry to record your movie.  You could have commands (like “~disp solvent”) executed at particular frame numbers by using that dialog’s Per-Frame menu scripting capabilities.


	Eric Pettersen
	UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

> On Nov 17, 2015, at 7:44 AM, Eiros Zamora, Juan <j.eiros-zamora14 at imperial.ac.uk> wrote:
> Dear Chimera experts, 
> I would like to know if there’s a way to increase the default 25 fps framerate when using the ‘Animation' tool to make movies. I tried increasing it from the ‘Movie Recorder’
> menu, but it’s still producing the video at 25 fps. Also, I am not sure about what does the ‘Nth frame for discrete transitions’ property of items in the timeline mean.
> Should I increase this to get more FPS? 
> I would like to do this because I am trying to do a video of an MD trajectory showing at the beginning the water box (and then hiding it), but at the moment the videos that I am getting feel very ‘clunky’
> Cheers
> Juan
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