From: Vikas Varshney (
Date: Wed May 19 2010 - 13:12:58 CDT

For using only ~100 snapshots for movie, use the Frame option in FILE-->New
Molecule. It asks for FIRST, LAST and STRIDE. You can choose these
parameters accordingly to upload any number of frames.

I have not made any movie myself so I can't help you with that but I think
you need to have all the snapshots (that you require) within VMD before to
start working on the movie. Hope this helps a little bit.

Best Regards,

On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 12:54 PM, Salvador H-V <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have around 3000 pdb files from one simulation and I want/need to make a
> movie. However, I don't want to use all the pdb files, say only 500.
> Besides, I want to make the movie with only each five snapshots/pdbs
> (0,5,10,15...500).
> Then, where and how should I specify in VMD these restrictions in order to
> make the movie?
> I tried directly with moviemaker but without success. I suppose that should
> be with a tcl scritp but could you give me an idea how to do it?
> Thanks a lot fort your time and help,
> Salvador