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From: Norman Geist (norman.geist_at_uni-greifswald.de)
Date: Tue Feb 23 2016 - 01:35:16 CST
You could register a function to trace the vmd animation frame to compute and apply a fitting zoom value through the trajectory similar to http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/vmd/script_library/scripts/sscache/. Regarding DrawMolecule.C a fitting scale value can be computed as 1.5/max(size(x),size(y),size(z)). You might want to compute the size of your molecule by only using heavy atoms to achieve some kind of smoothing.
Von: owner-vmd-l_at_ks.uiuc.edu [mailto:owner-vmd-l_at_ks.uiuc.edu] Im Auftrag von M K
Gesendet: Dienstag, 23. Februar 2016 00:54
An: John Stone <johns_at_ks.uiuc.edu>; M K <mahyar.karimi20_at_gmail.com>; vmd-l_at_ks.uiuc.edu
Betreff: Re: vmd-l: Define the percentage of zoom
Thanks for the reply.
Yes, VMD does not do that. What I meant was by the user; for example, an unintentional scrolling the wheel button of the mouse. I want to fix the zoom level/percentage throughout the trajectory.
I think you are right: "an orthographic projection so that size/distance relationships are preserved".
So, in the orthographic output image, the same atom with VDW style will always look the same size, for instance.
How can I apply this setting?
It's not entirely clear what you're talking about when you refer to
"unwanted zooming". VMD doesn't do any time-varying zooming
by itself as a trajectory plays. Perhaps what you're after is
to use an orthographic projection so that size/distance relationships
are preserved throughout a trajectory movie regardless how close
parts of the structure are to the camera?
On Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 10:21:36PM +1100, M K wrote:
> Hi all,
> I want to export some images from vmd through the trajectory.
> How can I define the percentage of zoom, so that the molecule in all the
> images is of the same size (and neutralize any unwanted zooming, for
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