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From: Albert Solernou (a.solernou_at_leeds.ac.uk)
Date: Tue Mar 10 2015 - 12:12:14 CDT
what do you think about Pawel's approach? Is it feasible at all? To me
that would be the preferred solution. In the meantime I am spending my
time reading on VisIt.
On 03/10/2015 12:44 PM, Axel Kohlmeyer wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 11:53 AM, Albert Solernou
> <a.solernou_at_leeds.ac.uk> wrote:
>> Hi John,
>> thanks for the answer. Although it is not the ideal solution, and although I
>> don't know tcl... I could give it a go. Could you point me to the right
>> In addition I have a few extra questions:
>> - Will I be able to define/label different bodies or parts so that I can
>> click on them, change colors, and show/hide?
> nope. VMD is not really a good tool for such things. you might be
> better off to look into a tool like ParaView or VisIt, for example.
>> - In that case how will that integrate with the next timestep given that it
>> is a "different" molecule?
> each timestep has to be a "molecule" (i.e. in "molecule" in VMD is the
> term for dataset), the rest is handled by the plugin GUI, which
> emulates the regular animation controls and instead shows/hides
> individual molecules/datasets
>> - I have currently a Tkinter interface that I plan to port to, and I read
>> that you support it. Could you point me to the right documentation site to
>> do so? Do you have any suggestion?
> Tkinter is a significant challenge with VMD, since python runtimes are
> so incredible non-portable and so large that they are no longer
> bundled with VMD. so to have access to tkinter, you first will need to
> compile a custom version of VMD that includes python.
>> On 03/09/2015 06:00 PM, John Stone wrote:
>>> At present, VMD doesn't provide for time-varying mesh data.
>>> In the short term, you could overcome this limitation by loading
>>> different trajectory timesteps into separate molecules. Once loaded
>>> you can animate the mesh trajectory using the multimolanim plugin.
>>> Let us know if you need help to get this working.
>>> John Stone
>>> On Mon, Mar 09, 2015 at 03:11:26PM +0000, Albert Solernou wrote:
>>>> Dear all,
>>>> I am writing a new plugin that should enable VMD to work with Finite
>>>> Element Trajectories. Currently, my plugin reads correctly the input
>>>> file, through:
>>>> then loads and displays the surface triangles through:
>>>> and finally releases my handler:
>>>> The next step should be to load the whole trajectory, and this is
>>>> where I need some advice. I understand that this should be done
>>>> but, will it update the vertices of the triangles? How can I do so
>>>> using molfile_timestep_t? Is there an easy workaround?
>>>> Thanks in advance,
>>>> Dr Albert Solernou
>>>> EPSRC Research Fellow,
>>>> Department of Physics and Astronomy,
>>>> University of Leeds
>> Dr Albert Solernou
>> EPSRC Research Fellow,
>> Department of Physics and Astronomy,
>> University of Leeds
-- --------------------------------- Dr Albert Solernou EPSRC Research Fellow, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds