On Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 12:53 PM, Eric Martz <martzeric@...> wrote:
> Is it possible to animate non-consecutive frames? For example, in
> http://proteopedia.org/wiki/index.php/Sandbox_5_Eric_Martz I would like to
> animate just 2 frames, 1.1 and 1.10.
> I didn't guess any syntax to display two non-consecutive frames
> Along the same lines, it is occasionally useful to play models in different
> arbitrary orders. Thus, I'd like these commands (or something similar)
> frame 1.9 1.7 1.3 1.5
> frame play
No, sorry, we just have
frame range x y
> to animate just the 4 frames specified, and in the ORDER specified.
> However, that would be rarely used.
I don't think we could do it with order specified. They need to go in order.
> On the other hand, the ability to animate just 2 frames (in order) would be
> immediately useful. True, I could construct different PDB files for each
> animation, but I'm hoping it would not be too much work for Jmol to have
> that capability added.
Two frames -- well, there's no order issue there, right, because you can
always either play it backward or forward. What if we made it such that if
there are no atoms DISPLAYED in a frame, it skips the frame? It seems to me
then you could at least construct a linear sequence of selected frames.
> Another suggestion: when the command 'anim on' is run, it would be very
> helpful if this message were generated:
> frame range reset to all frames. use 'frame play' to prevent reset.
> I find the resetting by 'anim on' very unexpected and confusing and on
> several occasions (many months apart) I've had to spend the better part of
> an hour to figure out why 'frame 1.1-1.10' was being ignored by 'anim on'.
a good suggestion.
> Eric Martz, Ph.D.
> Professor Emeritus, Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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