From: Robert Brunner (
Date: Mon Nov 24 2003 - 19:15:34 CST

I believe that John has fixed that in the next version of VMD. However,
there is a rather cumbersome workaround you can use if you really have

After the menu locks up:

- Click on the desktop to activate the Finder
- Click on the VMD Main window
- Click on one of the VMD Main menus. You don't have to select anything.
- Then go back to the vmdmovie gui and make your selection

The problem occurs when you click on the OpenGL window while the
vmdmovie window is open. The above sequence will reactivate the menus
as long as you don't click in the OpenGL window.

Enjoy :-)

On Nov 24, 2003, at 4:42 PM, Dmitry A Kondrashov wrote:

> Hi folks,
> I have a problem with using the vmdmovie GUI on the new version of Mac
> OS
> (10.3). The script seems to load fine with the following commands and
> responses:
> package require vmdmovie 1.0
> 1.1
> vmd > vmdmovie
> .movie
> The GUI window appears, but all the menus (Render, Movie Settings,
> etc.) get stuck whenever one is open - there is no way to change
> anything
> or close the menu. If one chooses to render a movie with the default
> settings (screen capture, rock and roll), it does seem to go through
> the
> process, but then the file(s) are not there in the directory where it
> says... So I am lost and would much appreciate some advice. Thank you,
> Dmitry