[Chimera-users] Movie question

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Jul 17 09:20:11 PDT 2018

Hi Yanhe,
The saved positions do not include the 2D labels.  See the description of what is in a position here:

To include the 2D labels in your movie, there are two general approaches:

(1) control 2D labels separately using 2dlabel commands
… example movie command scripts with 2dlabel commands:
<http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/movies.html#examples> … see 1gfl.com (plain text file of Chimera commands)
<http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/animations/animations.html#trmovie>  … see trmovie.com (plain text file of Chimera commands)

(2) save and restore scenes (which include 2D labels) instead of positions, with “scene” command or using Animation tool. 

Generally I just use approach #1 when I am making a movie using a command script.  If you are using the graphical Animation interface, you would probably save scenes instead, approach #2.  Using scenes is not hard, but each scene you save makes the session file that includes the scenes larger, and if you have many scenes, the session file can be huge.

I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.
UCSF Chimera(X) team
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

> On Jul 16, 2018, at 7:50 PM, Yanhe Zhao <yanhezhao1990 at gmail.com> wrote:
> To whom may concern,
> This is Yanhe Zhao, from ut southwestern medical center.
> I am making a movie with Chimera, i know how to make it by saving different positions. Now I add 2d label in special position and make it again, no label in movie. Do we have way to copuling the position with our label or another different way? e.g. by saving scenes? 
> The final movie version should have labels fade in and out at different time point. 
> I really appreciate if someone can do me the favor.
> Best,
> Yanhe

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