From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Tue Jan 20 2015 - 15:26:13 CST

On Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 3:57 PM, Akshata Rudrapatna
<> wrote:
> Hello VMD Community:
> I am attempting to create a movie of a molecular simulation that I conducted
> and I am experiencing difficulties in actually saving the movie. I am able
> to record the movie successfully but I cannot save it to my computer.
> Are Tachyon/Snapshot external software packages that must be downloaded? I

no. but you need other external software. which one depends on your
OS. please see the plugin documenation:

please also note, that you can always tell the plugin to keep the
individual images and then use an external converter tool that can
convert a series of images into a movie.


> cannot use Snapshot either, even though it is the default setting of the
> video maker on VMD.
> Thank you for your assistance.
> Akshata Rudrapatna

Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer
College of Science & Technology, Temple University, Philadelphia PA, USA
International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste. Italy.