From: Anthony Ivetac (
Date: Thu Apr 24 2008 - 11:58:52 CDT

Thanks John!

I wonder if you might be able to suggest the easiest workaround for my
particular case - the labels in my movie do not change, they are simply
labels to the time_display bar (taken from here:
Could I render the trajectory in 2 stages - i.e. the protein movie with
Tachyon and then the time_display bar movie with Snapshot and then merge
them into a single MPG somehow? I am not sure how I would glue them together
into a single movie file?

On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 5:36 PM, John Stone <> wrote:

> Hi,
> There's not presently a workaround for text objects with the
> external renderers. I've been working on addressing this in the
> new version of VMD but the new code isn't quite done yet, otherwise
> I'd offer you to try a test version. I can let you know when I have
> something for you to try on this however.
> John
> On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 04:18:33PM -0700, Anthony Ivetac wrote:
> > I am trying to render frames of a simulation trajectory which have text
> > labels. When I create the image file with Tachyon the labels are not
> > rendered - is there a workaround for this, please?
> >
> > Thankyou!
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