[Chimera-users] Enabling silhouette edges in a nogui script

Thomas Goddard goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Aug 27 11:38:46 PDT 2009

Hi Davide,

   There is a new command in Chimera 1.4 daily builds that lets you turn 
on silhouette edges and set their width

   set silhouette
   set silhouette_width 2

and to turn off silhouette edges

   ~set silhouette

Here's the documentation


You're right that the "ac" command to run keyboard shortcuts doesn't 
work in nogui mode.  That is because of some sloppy code that tries to 
create the keyboard shortcut dialog if you use the "ac" command and 
dialogs cannot be created in nogui mode.  I've added an entry to the 
Chimera request list to fix that.



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [chimera-dev] Generating images in chimera with the 
--nogui 	option
From: Davide Baú
To: Tom Goddard
Date: 8/27/09 7:22 AM

> Tom,
> how are you?
> I'm just back from (good) holidays! Hope you had good holidays too :-)
> I've tried out the "shape tube" command and it works great. Just one 
> question. From the sample image you attached to your last email, it 
> seems to me that silhouettes are toggled on ('ac se'). Is that 
> true/possible via a command script? Chimera Keyboard Shortcuts 
> (Accelerators) do not work when called form within a script (Error while 
> sourcing chimera.cmd: Unrecognized command: "'ac") and I haven't found a 
> different way (maybe using the set command?) to toggle silhouettes on.
> Thanks againg for your support,
> Davide

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