From: Michael Lerner <mglerner@gm...> - 2007-02-22 20:16:01
I'm using PyMOL to look at Amber trajectories. It would be really
useful if I could zoom around the movie with a slider, like in VMD.
Has anybody seen (or written) a plugin to do such a thing?
It would also be nice if I could say "each frame is 5ps and the movie
starts at time=500ps" and have the slider display things accordingly,
but I figure that's a little more of a long shot.
Biophysics Graduate Student
Carlson Lab, University of Michigan
This is definitely going to happen -- having seen how the slider works in
pro-animation tools in Cinema4D, I am convinced that the equivalent
capability would be extremely useful in PyMOL, not just for MD, but for
working with animated movies comprised of multiple scenes.
However, it clashes a bit with the "mdo" movie command paradigm, since that
assumes forward sequention actions rather than random access. The "mview"
approach has solved that issue with respect to camera and object matrixes
(and soon with scenes too), so really, it is just a matter of my finding the
development time to make this happen. For reasons of internal performance,
my solution will be integrated into the main OpenGL GUI as opposed to being
However, the ability to randomly jump to a particular movie frame while
maintaining movie coherence will be exposed as an API function enabling
similar functionality to be developedas a plugin, such as an MD-specific
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> Subject: [PyMOL] Slider for movies?
> I'm using PyMOL to look at Amber trajectories. It would be
> really useful if I could zoom around the movie with a slider,
> like in VMD.
> Has anybody seen (or written) a plugin to do such a thing?
> It would also be nice if I could say "each frame is 5ps and
> the movie starts at time=500ps" and have the slider display
> things accordingly, but I figure that's a little more of a long shot.
> Thank you,
> Biophysics Graduate Student
> Carlson Lab, University of Michigan
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