[Chimera-users] Saving a Morph movie

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Jan 14 11:35:28 PST 2009

On Jan 13, 2009, at 8:17 PM, R. Andrew Byrd wrote:

> Greetings,
> I have been trying to use the Morph tool in the production release  
> from summer
> 2008.  The tool works very well and allows playing the trajectory in  
> the
> graphics window.  However, when I try to save the file as a movie, it
> consistently crashes.  I am running Win XP SP3, on a Dell M1330  
> laptop.  It has
> also crashed on a Dell desktop running XP SP3.

Hi Andy,
	I guess I have a few questions.  When you "save the file as a movie",  
are you using File->Record Movie... from the movie-playing interface,  
or the Movie Recorder tool (in Utilities)?  Probably the former (which  
is what you should use) but I just want to make sure.  And when "it  
crashes" is Chimera completely quitting or are you getting an error  
dialog?  If the latter, you should use the "Report Bug" button in the  
error dialog to report the bug since that will give us additional info  
about your system and what Chimera was doing when it crashed.
	If Chimera is completely crashing, you should probably first upgrade  
to the 1.3 release, which has some fixes specifically for lower-end  
Windows graphics cards.  If that release still crashes, use the Help- 
 >Report a Bug... menu item to make a bug report, which will include  
details about your system as above.  I can then give you a few things  
to try and we can try to replicate your error here in our lab.

> Are there special tricks to saving the movie for use in a Powerpoint
> presentation?

There are.  See: Making Movies

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