[Chimera-users] Question

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Jan 23 09:53:16 PST 2006

Dear Jin,
The Volume Viewer tool in Chimera can be used to view all kinds of 3D  
numerical data sets. The data does not need to be molecular. However,  
a limiting factor is whether the format of the data is understood by  
Chimera.  Here is a list of the formats understood by our last release:

Another release will be coming out soon, and it can also read Purdue  
image format, Situs map files,
and Gaussian cube grid files.

The CT data format may be different from all of these; if so, to use  
Chimera, it would be necessary to add the format description using  
Python code:

I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                          meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Jan 20, 2006, at 7:43 AM, Jin Chai wrote:

> Dear Sr/Ms,
> I wonder if chimera molecular modeling system can be used beyond  
> molecular level. we try to use chimera to create 3D images on mouse  
> colon crossection images(dataset) we collected from SKYSCAN Micro- 
> CT 1076 . Do you think it will work?
> Looking forward to your opinion.
> Thanks in advance,
> Jin

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