[Chimera-users] Genetare animation from several .cube files

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Oct 12 15:45:42 PDT 2017

Hi Henrique,
I must admit I have no idea how to show that “Volume Memory Manager” dialog in one of your images…  I’ve ever seen it before!!!

However, it might be that things are working correctly, but the same name shown for each dataset because it is part of a series ( and the name of the series comes from the name of the first file).  Without having a few of your files to test with, I can’t tell if they are causing some problem.

If you ignore the names shown in that dialog, is there any other reason to think it's not working?  When you play across time using the Volume Series dialog, does the isosurface change like you expect, or does it stay exactly the same?

If things are too slow opening ALL of your files, you could try opening a smaller subset of them for testing purposes.


> On Oct 12, 2017, at 1:47 PM, Henrique C. S. Junior <henriquecsj at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sorry, Elaine, here are some screenshots to clarify (attached).
> The .cube files are all sequentially numbered (but not at the beginning of the name).
> On Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 2:27 PM, Elaine Meng <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:
> Hi Henrique,
> Sorry, I can’t view the movie.
> If you could give an example of how your files are named (like the names of the first few) and how you are opening them, we may understand better:  If using a dialog, how did you get the dialog and what did you choose in the dialog, or if using a command to open, what was the command?
> If you want us to try your data, you could send a small sample, like your first 3-5 files to just me (meng at cgl.ucsf.edu).
> Thanks,
> Elaine
> > On Oct 11, 2017, at 8:09 PM, Henrique C. S. Junior <henriquecsj at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Dear Elaine, thank you, you're amazing.
> > I'm using Chimera 1.12 (Build 41600) and following your instructions, it looks like Chimera is importing the same .cube over and over again. (can you see the little video attached?)
> >
> > On Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 9:09 PM, Elaine Meng <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:
> > Dear Henrique,
> > There is a “Volume Series” graphical tool (or “vseries” command) to open a series of map files and show them in order:
> >
> > The tool is in the menu under Tools… Volume Data.  The map files would need to be named so that they open in the right order.
> > <http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/ContributedSoftware/volseries/volseries.html>
> > <http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/midas/vseries.html>
> >
> > To record a movie file, you would need to make a Chimera command script including the “vseries” command to play back the frames of your volume series, “movie” to record and save the movie, and any other things you might want in your movie (coloring, labels, motions, …)
> >
> > Movie-related commands and example command files:
> > <http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/movies.html#moviecommands>
> >
> > I hope this helps,
> > Elaine
> >
> > > On Oct 11, 2017, at 3:42 PM, Henrique C. S. Junior <henriquecsj at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Dear list, I'm getting results from an RT-TDDFT calculation that generates several (> 450) .cube files and I'd like to know if we have a nice way to generate an animation.
> > > I know that Chimera can generate beautiful images, but can I load each .cube as a frame and animate the result?
> > >
> > > Thank you so much for any help
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> Henrique C. S. Junior
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