[Chimera-users] error saving scene with independent rotation

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Jul 26 14:54:35 PDT 2018

Hi Yanhe,
Normally I would say to use “Report a Bug” in the Help menu (or “Report Bug” button on the error dialog), but in this case it is a known problem that has been reported by others.  This chimera-users list is mostly for asking questions, not reporting bugs.

Currently you can still make a movie with independent rotation in it, but not using scenes.  Instead you’d use a Chimera command script.  Positions (including independent rotation) can be saved and restored with commands “savepos” and “reset,” but you’d have to use coloring and display commands instead of using scenes that already include color/display settings.  It can be more work to make a command script than to use the Animation dialog, but perhaps not that much if your movie is not complicated.  

The “making movies” page includes links to some example movie command scripts.

Sorry about the problem,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.
UCSF Chimera(X) team
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

> On Jul 26, 2018, at 10:07 AM, Yanhe Zhao <yanhezhao1990 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> This is Yanhe. I want to make movies of side-by side rotaing structures, I set "center of rotation method" to "independent", when I try to save the scenes, chimera give error report as attached file shown. what should I do now? I really appreciate it if you can do me the favor.
> Best,
> Yanhe

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