[Chimera-users] Flipping between alternate conformations (depiction/movie)

David Chenoweth dchen at caltech.edu
Tue Aug 19 15:15:12 PDT 2008

Elaine and Eric,

Morph Conformations worked great after a little PDB editing.
Thanks for your help!


On Aug 19, 2008, at 12:11 PM, Elaine Meng wrote:

> Hi Dave,
> I was assuming you wanted to morph between the positions.  If  
> instead you simply want to jump from one to the other, you can just  
> use the display command.  For example, if both are shown then "~disp  
> @.b" would hide the B altlocs.  Then you could switch with "disp  
> @.b; ~disp @.a" (the semicolon prevents display of the intermediate  
> state with both shown).  You could include the residue number and  
> chain ID in these commands, for example :335.a at .b refers to altloc B  
> atoms of residue 335 in chain A.
> Best,
> Elaine
> On Aug 19, 2008, at 11:11 AM, David Chenoweth wrote:
>> Dear Chimera team,
>> Is there a movie command that can easily depict the interconversion
>> between two alternate conformations in a nucleic acid or protein
>> residue (designated conformation a and b) within a pdb file. I am
>> really trying to illustrate with a movie how the phosphates flip
>> between two well defined states in an ultra-high resolution DNA
>> crystal structure using a chimera movie.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Dave Chenoweth

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