[Chimera-users] Saving a Morph movie

R. Andrew Byrd rabyrd at ncifcrf.gov
Wed Jan 14 11:44:18 PST 2009

Thanks Eric,

I had already tried the download of the latest production release...and this 
fixed the problem.

For others...I was using the File>Record Movie.  It yielded an Error dialog.  
It seems that things are fixed in the latest version, and it worked well.

As for Powerpoint...I have used the help docs and used movies often prior to 
this. I was only wondering if there was something special about the MORPH Movie 
creation...seems the answer is no in the latest release.


Quoting Eric Pettersen <pett at cgl.ucsf.edu>:

> 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
> --Eric


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