[Chimera-users] Distance Lines
meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Jul 31 09:05:53 PDT 2008
Sure, there are a couple of ways you could do it:
(A) If you wanted to create several lines at once, optionally
specifying individual colors and labels, you would use "PseudoBond
Reader" (under Tools... Depiction).
First you would create a simple text file specifying the pairs of
atoms to connect, colors, etc. (format described in the above man
page) and simply read it in with that tool.
(B) If you only want a few lines, just create distance monitors. Then
open the Distances tool (under Tools... Structure Analysis)
and in that tool, set Labels to "None." Click the "Display
options..." button to open another panel that lets you change to solid
lines. You can also change the color of all the monitors
collectively that way. If you instead wanted to control the display
individually, Ctrl-click on the pseudobond (the distance monitor) to
select it, then open the Selection Inspector (one way is by clicking
the button near the lower right corner of the Chimera window) and
change its properties there.
I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D. meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco
On Jul 31, 2008, at 7:56 AM, hsosa at aecom.yu.edu wrote:
> Hi ,
> I want to make a solid line (with chosen color) between two atoms.
> Kind of like the line that appears when measuring distances between
> atoms, but without the distance legend. Is there an easy way to do
> that ?
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