[Chimera-users] loading atomic coordinates without drawing or calculating bonds

Veysel Berk vberk at berkeley.edu
Wed Aug 5 02:52:20 PDT 2009

> Hello,
> I am trying to load a large atomic coordinates file in xyz format. The
> atomic coordinates are meaningless to crystallography in terms of distances
> of atoms and as a result, while chimera try to load the coordinate and
> calculate the bonding between atoms, it crashes or suspends for ever. The
> data is from single molecule localization experiments where I want to use
> chimera to visualize this 3D data by treating each localization as an atom.
> I am trying to load about a million atoms.
> Is it possible to turn off automatic bonding calculations and only show
> atoms without bonds to prevent crashing? or does anyone know any simple
> method or software to convert atomic coordinates into voxel map which I can
> use in volume visualizer module of chimera without worrying about bond
> calculations?
> Thanks in advance,
> Bests,
> Veysel Berk
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