How to view movie file generated by nebmovie.pl?

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zhjj90
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How to view movie file generated by nebmovie.pl?

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Dear all,

Is there anyone who uses vmd to view the movie file, I tried and found the trajectory animation was not displayed. Any comments on the detailed procedure of this please?

Thanks,
Michael
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Re: How to view movie file generated by nebmovie.pl?

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The movie files are simply concatenated POSCAR files. You should be able to use visualizers including vesta, VMD, or there is a viewer in ase and in our tsase package.
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Re: How to view movie file generated by nebmovie.pl?

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Dear Graeme,

Thanks for your reply! Do you mean just simply opening the file with vesta or VMD? I tried doing that with those software but only one frame was displayed without animation, although the movie file has a couple of frames.

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Jiajun
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Well, I guess this shows how little I do calculations any more. I also had trouble with vesta and vmd. I'll check with my group and see if they have tricks. I always use our xyz viewer (in tsase) and I know that the visualizer in ase will also load and play these movies.
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Re: How to view movie file generated by nebmovie.pl?

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if you don't have TSASE but have ASE you could always do
ag 0*/CONTCAR or ag 0*/POSCAR

I've never visualized NEB results outside of the linux environment
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