[Chimera-users] batch production of images

Benjamin SCHWARZ schwarz.ben at gmail.com
Fri Apr 19 07:52:29 PDT 2013

Dear list,

   I am considering to use chimera to render (a tons of) pictures of models that I generated and issued in nice markerSet (.cmm) files.

1. If I understand well, the only way to do that is through the linux headless version, and there is no way to do that under MacOS X for the moment

2. I should then use the "copy" command. Something like : chimera --nogui --script "myscript.py"
  where myscript.py should contain something like  "from chimera import runCommand; runCommand('copy file pipo.png')"

3. All my models were produced in a same cartesian, and I'd like to keep the orientation and "picture frame" similar for all pictures. What I mean here, is that I'd like to be able to set my camera somewhere, looking in a specified direction, which I would probably do under the chimera GUI; and then, shoot all my pictures from that point of view on a batch mode.
How shall I do that (set a point of view for the camera and use it on a batchmode) ?

          Thanks a lot again for your great job, and your constant answers


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