From: John Stone (
Date: Tue Apr 19 2005 - 10:28:58 CDT

  At present VMD doesn't have a built-in rate control mechanism
for controlling rendering speed, it attempts to render the scene as
fast as the graphics board will allow it to. I'll take this as a
feature request. Even with a rate control mechanism, one can
normally only provide a guaranteed upper bound on rendering speed,
but not a lower bound, at least without level-of-detail and other
features which usually don't work well with dynamically changing
datasets at atomic resolution :-)

  John Stone

On Mon, Apr 18, 2005 at 10:27:26AM -0600, Palmer, Teresa wrote:
> I'm setting up a menu panel to rotate the molecule for demonstration
> purposes (i.e. the audience can see what I'm doing as opposed to using
> hot keys) and I want to be able to set the speed of rotation. How can I
> do this? I notice that if I specify rotation with the hot keys or the
> mouse it slows down when I enter the simulation mode. I want to be able
> to have a steady state of rotation throughout by being able to specify
> the rotation speed.
> Thank you

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