[Chimera-users] Chimera question with Mac

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Nov 30 14:04:39 PST 2009

Hi Durga,
Try just saving the file as plain text, with a temporary name.  After  
you save the file, however, you can rename it with the extension .cmd,  
and when the mac asks you if you are sure you want to change to that  
name, say that you are!

It is trying to figure out the file types for you, but you can use  
this method to overrule its guess and use whatever name you want.  I  
hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Nov 26, 2009, at 7:25 PM, Durga Velukumar wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm an undergraduate student at the University of Georgia and I'm  
> using your system, UCSF Chimera, for my powerpoint presentation. I'm  
> having some problems with trying to create a movie. I have a MacBook  
> Pro, which I just got this recent August, and downloaded the latest  
> Chimera version for the Mac. I'm trying to save the commands in a  
> separate file, like TextEdit, but I don't know what type of file to  
> save it as. I'm hoping to be able to open the file through Chimera  
> to play the movie. I tried saving the commands as "movie.cmd" but  
> TextEdit is not allowing me to save that type of file. Any help  
> would be greatly appreciated.
> Thank you,
> Durga

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