[Chimera-users] Chimera movie question

Tom Goddard goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Sun Jan 24 21:54:34 PST 2010

Hi Bridget,

  Unfortunately the wait command without specifying a number of frames 
does not work correctly for the volume planes command.  I'll record a 
request to fix this.  So you have to specify the number of frames to 
wait.  It should work if you specify 201 frames to wait since you are 
showing planes 200 to 0.  To show 3 adjacent planes the last paramter 
should be 3.  So the commands are:

    volume #1 planes z,200,0,1,3
    wait 201

I tried this and it worked correct in the current Chimera daily build.


> Hi Chimera Team,
> I am sure this is a super dumb question but I have searched the 
> documentation quite extensively and can;t seem to find a solution.  I 
> am trying to make a movie where I move through a tomogram in planes 
> using the command:
> volume #1 planes z,200,0,1,1
> wait
> But the wait does not seem to work - it just skips right to the next 
> command and gets all snarled up.  I can explicitly put in the number 
> of frames but then the timing of the movie is all messed up.
> Any suggestions much appreciated.
> I also would rather be showing all 3  planes at the same time while I 
> movie through the slab this but I can;t seem to find the right command 
> to do that in a script.
> Thanks for any help you can provide,
> Best regards,
> Bridget
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> Automated Molecular Imaging Group, Department of Cell Biology
> The Scripps Research Institute, MC CB129,10550 North Torrey Pines 
> Road, La Jolla, CA 92037
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