From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Fri Feb 22 2008 - 06:54:42 CST

On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 5:15 AM, massimo camarda
<> wrote:
> Hello,

hello massimo!

> I would like to make some animations of crystal deformations.
> But I would like to avoid the see the frames during the file creation, since
> they slow down the system
> (I connect remotely exporting the X terminal).
> Is there a way to do so.

yes. you have to use the -dispdev text flag when starting vmd,
you have to use a different renderer instead of snapshot and you
have to write your own script (or modify vmdmovie) so you
can do this without the GUI (it is fairly simple).


> Thank you
> Massimo Camarda

Axel Kohlmeyer
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