[Chimera-users] ribbon problem

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Sep 28 12:19:08 PDT 2010

Hi Francesco,
An MD Movie "metafile" can be opened with File... Open or the command "open."  It is a simple text file that has the same things you would normally enter into the MD Movie input dialog, for example:

amber 500 1000

... if my AMBER input files are named prmtop and mdcrd, and I want to view only frames 500-1000.  The reasoning is that most trajectory formats require more than one file and/or some other parameters to be entered.  Also, in the case of a single PDB file (with MODEL/ENDMDL around each frame), the behavior is different if you open it as a trajectory (allows play-through) than if you just opened it as a regular PDB file (shows all frames together at the same time).


Maybe this metafile approach will be helpful.
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                       
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Sep 28, 2010, at 5:47 AM, Francesco Oteri wrote:

> PS: Is it possible to add the possibility to open topology directly from the menu File->Open?

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