From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Wed May 16 2007 - 13:39:13 CDT

On Wed, 16 May 2007, Kailee wrote:


there is no direct connection of the speed
of an animation generated with movie maker
and the animation display of VMD.

please check the mailing list archives for more
details. this question comes up regularly.


KA> Dear VMD users,
KA> I am trying to use VMD to make movie from AMBER trajectory files after MD, I
KA> can make a movie using the movie generator in VMD, however, I found that the
KA> atom moves much faster than that viewed using VMD. For example, I have 500
KA> frames in total, and when I use VMD to view this trajectory, it cost about
KA> 40 seconds to finish from frame 1 to frame 500, but when I set the movie
KA> duration as 40 seconds in the movie generator, it is actually within only 10
KA> seconds to go from frame 1 to frame 500, therefore in the 40 seconds movie I
KA> have made, it played 4 times the trajectory and all the atoms move much
KA> faster. Can anyone tell me what's wrong with this and how should I make a
KA> right movie?
KA> Thank you for any suggestion.
KA> Kailee

Axel Kohlmeyer
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