[Chimera-users] Chimera paper virus models
goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Jun 16 16:15:16 PDT 2006
This week I made 5 paper virus models using the Chimera flatten icosahedron
tool. You can have the images I created:
The image files are named according to the Protein Data Bank (PDB) 4 letter
id code. The page
shows images of the approximately 200 known virus capsids taken from the
VIPER web site.
I added some comments to the flatten icosahedron documentation a few days
ago describing "tiling" of the Chimera image to handle capsid proteins
that are cut in half -- so they appear on both sides of the cut.
I printed my images on standard photopaper. The images above will need
to be scaled to fit on a piece of paper. I just asked my web browser to
scale them to fit when I printed.
One additional note about my images -- I turned on "silhouette edges" to
give the black outlines around the proteins. This is done using Chimera
menu entry Tools / Viewing Controls / Effects.
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