6.24. Animation window

In the list on the left side of the window, the number of steps, energy, power, etc. of each frame are displayed. Clicking each line in the list will display the frame corresponding to that line in the main window.

At the bottom of the window, the values of the selected column in the list are displayed in a graph Column pull-down menu.

About animation (trajectory) data It is also possible to analyze results directly from this window. For details, please refer to the Tools menu.

File menu
Realod

Read the animation from the original file again.

You can also operate from the Reload button.

Export Current Frame
Saves the current frame as a different name.
Export All Frames Separately

Outputs all the frames to a separate file.

For example, it is useful when you want to divide the molecular structure of an SDF file into individual files and save and edit them. To re-aggregate split files into SDF files, use Aggregate multiple files into SDF format.

Export GIF Animation

Write a GIF animation file.

You can also operate from the Export button.

Export JPEG Images

Export serial number JPEG file.

You can also operate from the Export button.

Export SDF File
Outputs all the frames to a separate file.
Export Animated GRO File
Output animation gro file. It can be used for linking with VMD etc. You can also operate from the Export button.
Export CSV File
Outputs the numbers displayed in the list in csv format.
Close

Close this window. To reopen it, select Window menu ‣ Animation.

You can also operate from the Close button.

Control menu
Go to First Frame

Move to the first frame.

You can also operate from the buttons in the window.

Play/Pause

Play/pause the animation.

You can also operate from the buttons in the window.

Go to Last Frame

Move to the last frame.

You can also operate from the buttons in the window.

Tools menu
Invert Trajectory
Invert the trajectory. This is useful when you want to combine trajectories for forward and reverse IRC calculations around the saddle point.
Skip Frames
Thin trajectories are thinned at regular intervals. This is useful when you want to reduce the size of long trajectories and reduce the processing speed of the analysis.
Translate All Atoms
Translate every atom in every frame. This function is useful when you want to fine-tune the position of an atom when visualizing calculated data.
Set Origin as Lower Bound Edge of Cell
Set the starting point in each direction of the simulation cell for each frame to the origin. This feature is useful in combination with the Translate All Atoms feature.
Distance/Angle Change

Analyze the bond length, bonding angle, dihedral angle between specified atoms in the trajectory.

  1. On the Bond/Angle Change window, select: guilabel:` Type`.
  2. List the atoms that define the bond length, bond angle, and dihedral angle you want to calculate in Target Atoms separated by commas. Clicking Set button you can automatically enter atoms with markers in the main window.
  3. In Plot, choose whether to output time change ( Time Change ) or histogram ( Histogram ).
  4. Click the Draw button.
Mean Square Displacement/Diffusion Constant
Calculate mean square displacement and self-diffusion coefficient. See Diffusion Constant/Mean Square Displacement for details. Some solvers such as Gromacs do not enable this menu, but equivalent functions may be provided in the solver menu.
Radial Distribution Function
Calculate the radial distribution function. See Radial Distribution Function for details. Some solvers such as Gromacs do not enable this menu, but equivalent functions may be provided in the solver menu.
Extract Trajectory for Selected Group
In the main window, create a trajectory file extracting only the atoms selected from the group.
Automation menu

Operates on the structure of each frame when executing file output functions such as File ‣ Export All Frames Separately. The operations are performed in the menu sequence.

Check All/Uncheck All
Check/Uncheck all items from Deleting Hydrogen to Quick Optimization.
Deleting Hydrogen
Removes a hydrogen atom from the structure of each frame. This is equivalent to Delete All Hydrogens.
Extracting One Molecule
For each frame structure, only one molecule is left in the structure.
Adjusting Coordinate
Automatically adjusts the bond length for each frame structure. The same operation is performed as Adjust All Bond Lengths.
Adding Hydrogen
Hydrogen is automatically added to each frame structure. This is equivalent to To all atoms.
Quick Optimization
Performs a simple structural optimization for each frame structure. This is equivalent to Quick Optimization
Running MOPAC
Execute MOPAC for each frame structure.
Up/Down slider
Drag to move between frames.
Speed slider
Adjust the playback speed.
Loop check box
If it is checked, the loop will be played.
Dynamics Bond check box

Automatically generates joins for each snapshot every time.

It is useful for MD calculations in which chemical bonds are recombined (first principle MD, CPMD, ReaxFF, DCDFTBMD, etc.).

Open Viewer button
Display the currently open animation using Winmostar Viewer.
Export button
This is a shortcut for the menus under File.
Close button
Close this window.
Plot Column
Specify the columns to be displayed in the graph display section at the bottom of this window. You can also enter a value directly.
Excel button
Opens a window where you can flexibly plot list contents, interatomic distances, angles, lattice constants, etc.