[Chimera-users] PDB-file trajectories

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Jul 16 16:26:06 PDT 2004

I have PDB-file trajectory support working in Movie now.  It's only in 
our internal development version, but I could make a custom snapshot 
release for anyone who wants to use it immediately.  Otherwise, it will 
be in the next regular release, which will probably be in a month or 

                         Eric Pettersen
                         UCSF Computer Graphics Lab
                         pett at cgl.ucsf.edu

> On Thursday, January 8, 2004, at 06:52 AM, amutha ramaswamy wrote:
>> It is possible to make movies with PDB structurers in chimera. this 
>> would really be helpfull in visualing the conformatinal changes. I 
>> know chimera has the option for movie with trajectory files. but i 
>> wish to kow the option with PDB files only.
> Hi Amutha,
> I assume you're talking about the situation where you have one PDB 
> file for each "frame" of a trajectory (or a multi-MODEL PDB file of 
> the trajectory), rather than a starting and ending PDB file that you 
> want to "morph" between. Either way, unfortunately, we don't currently 
> support what you want. However, now that you have pointed out the 
> usefulness for plain-PDB support in Movie, I can probably add it in 
> the not-too-distant future. But given my other priorities (including 
> support for attribute coloring that you mentioned earlier!) the 
> "not-too-distant future" might still be a couple of months. I'll send 
> mail when there is at least a preliminary version available.

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