[Chimera-users] Movie question

Yanhe Zhao yanhezhao1990 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 09:33:36 PDT 2018

Hi Elaine,
Thank you so much for your helpful information. I will try both ways to see
which one works better. Thanks again.


Elaine Meng <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu> 于 2018年7月17日周二 11:20写道:

> Hi Yanhe,
> The saved positions do not include the 2D labels.  See the description of
> what is in a position here:
> <http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/midas/savepos.html>
> To include the 2D labels in your movie, there are two general approaches:
> (1) control 2D labels separately using 2dlabel commands
> <http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/midas/2dlabels.html>
> … 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.
> <http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/midas/scene.html>
> <
> http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/ContributedSoftware/animation/frameanimation.html
> >
> 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
> -----
> 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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