[Chimera-users] going through saved scenes

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Jan 13 08:58:34 PST 2012

Hi Bala,
You would use the scene command to reset from the current Chimera to the named scene, for example:

scene s1 reset 40


However, currently most properties (color, display etc.) do not change gradually but instantly; only the position changes gradually. In the future we would want a better default transition behavior for these other things like color and what is displayed, such as interpolating color and fading in/out using transparency.  Also in the future we want a command analogous to fly where you could list more than one scene name, but for now you have to use a scene reset command for each, as in the example above.

Scenes are new and under development: be aware they don't include everything, and they can make your session files big.  

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 Jan 13, 2012, at 7:04 AM, Bala subramanian wrote:

> Friends,
> I save several scenes with 'scene name 01, scene name 02' etc. I wanted to go through the saved scenes one by one and record a movie. But i dnt know how to do it. Please enlighten me on this. 
> I tried fly command to go through the scenes in succession with 'fly 01 02 03' but it throws me the following error
> IndexError: list index out of range
>   File "/home/cbala/.local/UCSF-Chimera-2012-01-12/share/Fly/fly.py", line 73, in view_parameters
>     for mid,xf in positions[pnames[0]][5].items():
> Thanks,
> -- 
> C. Balasubramanian

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