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From: John Stone (johns_at_ks.uiuc.edu)
Date: Thu Nov 14 2013 - 08:49:04 CST
You didn't mention using the movie maker before. The movie
maker is designed to do what it does, and you can't really
override the behavior that renders the images as it runs.
What you could do, is to set the movie maker to use the
"Snapshot" renderer and use a user-defined movie callback, or
a trace on the movie frame index, and within your callback procedure
you could use "rander Tachyon filname.$framenumber.dat" or
something similar to generate the .dat files. You would also get
images from the Snapshot renderings, but you could simply delete
those later. You can also write your own movie generation script
pretty easily, there are examples in the VMD script library.
On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 08:13:55PM +0530, Shomesankar Bhunia wrote:
> Dear John,
> Thanks for your reply. When I am running movie maker its generating *dat
> and image files also. But I need generation of *dat files only (for each
> frame of the trajectory) duing movie making. I have tried a lot but still
> its generating image files with *dat files. Thank you again.
> regards shome
> On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 8:02 PM, John Stone <johns_at_ks.uiuc.edu> wrote:
> If you edit the VMD "render command" text so it just says
> "true" that will prevent Tachyon from being run on the
> .dat file that you have generated.
> On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 07:34:40PM +0530, Shomesankar Bhunia wrote:
> > Dear all,
> > I am using tachyon ray tracer in VMD 1.9. I am using external
> tachyon that
> > is generating both *.dat and image file. I only want the generation
> > *.dat file without the generation of image file.Thanks in advance.
> > Regards
> > Shome
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