[Chimera-users] copy cmd in nogui script

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Aug 1 12:02:29 PDT 2008

Hi James,
In general you can run chimera in nogui mode.  However, currently  
there are a few things that can only be done in the GUI mode - I am  
told this includes any image saving or exporting the scene (povray,  
renderman, OBJ, VRML, X3D).  Sorry about that,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                          meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Jul 29, 2008, at 9:00 AM, James A. Cleland wrote:

> I was wondering if anyone was able to run chimera ‘headless’ using – 
> nogui. I would like to be able to run the program from a script and  
> without an X server, or against Xvfb or equivalent if necessary. My  
> command line is
>  /var/lib/chimera/bin/chimera --nogui --silent --script <scriptname>
>  The script that I run sets the window size, element colors,  
> rotates the image, and then does a copy file to save a ray traced  
> PNG file. I have run this without –nogui and accepted the POV Ray  
> license agreement. Adding –nogui results in the following output
>  Error while processing <scriptname>:
> AttributeError: '_chimera.NoGuiViewer' object has no attribute  
> 'x3dWrite'
> (see reply log for Python traceback info)
> Parse error at line 1:
>  no element found
>  My chimera version is “chimera production version 1 build 2540  
> 2008/07/09”. This is running on a linux machine, 2.6 kernel. Any  
> suggestions you have would be appreciated.
> Thanks!
> James

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