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From: Lili Peng (lpeng_at_ucsd.edu)
Date: Wed Dec 05 2007 - 19:27:32 CST
Thanks Axel, I'm sure newcomers like myself on this mailing list appreciated
your short response :-)
On 05/12/2007, Axel Kohlmeyer <akohlmey_at_cmm.chem.upenn.edu> wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Dec 2007, Lili Peng wrote:
> the short answer to your question is: RTFM ;-)
> the long answer is:
> as the output of the script implies, you need to
> install videomach which is a software that is not
> part of VMD. it also indicates that you are using
> windows (which and the version of VMD that you are
> using, is something you should always provide when
> reporting a problem).
> please have a look at the documentation of the movie maker
> plugin. it should be opened in your webbrowser when you
> click on help in the movie maker dialog (many plugins
> have this, as their documentation is usually not part of
> the regular VMD documentation).
> (or go to http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/vmd/plugins/vmdmovie/ )
> LP> I have a question regarding making movies in VMD. I want to make an
> LP> animation of my simulation using the following steps:
> LP> > 1) Opened VMD
> LP> > 2) Loaded .top and mdcrd files.
> LP> > 3) From VMD Main, went to Extensions --> Movie Maker --> VMD Movie
> LP> > Generator.
> LP> > 4) Set the appropriate working directory and named the movie.
> LP> > 5) Used default Movie Settings as "Trajectory" and Format of ".MPEG"
> LP> > 6) Selected "Make Movie"
> LP> > The progress was successful until I reached stage 7, when I received
> LP> > popup error "Could not locate 'videomach.exe'. Description:
> LP> > audio/video builder and converter. would you like to specify its
> LP> >
> LP> > I did a thorough search for this videomach.exe file on my hard drive
> LP> > nothing came up. I also reinstalled VMD and there was no luck in
> LP> > either. The thing is, I have all of the bitmap files (all 240 of
> them) in
> LP> > my specified working directory. I just need an executable program
> to link
> LP> > all the bitmaps together in one continuous movie
> LP> file.
> LP> Any suggestions on how to rectify this problem would be appreciated.
> LP> Thanks,
> LP> Lili
> Axel Kohlmeyer akohlmey_at_cmm.chem.upenn.edu http://www.cmm.upenn.edu
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