Assuming that you are using the most
recent PyMOL 1.2 beta build, first create a Scene for each display you wish to
(To do that, show everything the way you
want and then select “Append” from the “Scene” menu. Repeat
the process for each view / color / representation you wish to show. You can
PgUp / PgDown through defined Scenes.)
Then, to create the movie, select “Program
-> Scene Loop -> Y-Rock -> # seconds each” from the “Movie”
Now you can write out the movie as either
a series of PNG files or an MPEG file using “Save Movie As…”
from the “File” menu.
Using scenes to create movies is a lot
easier than messing around with scripts : )!
From: Jasinski, Jean
Sent: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 11:06
Subject: [PyMOL] Documentation and
advice for external GUI Movies commands?
My goal is to make a simple movie from PyMol for inclusion
in a powerpoint presentation. I understand how to use the png files to
make an avi file.
What I need help with is using the external GUI Movie
commands to make my movie. I want to use the x-rock command, turn on my
ligand, x-rock again, turn off ligand, display second ligand and repeat the
process. So far, I’ve only used the external GUI command line to do
util.mrock. I can’t find documentation for the Movie commands (Program,
Update Program, etc.). I figure I could use a script to do all the
actions I need, but I can’t figure out how to call Movie/Program/Static
Jean Jasinski, Ph.D.