[Chimera-users] Changes after 1.3

Thomas Goddard goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Jan 12 09:48:24 PST 2009

Hi Gabor,

   If we eliminated keyboard shortcuts there would be new commands or 
buttons that do the things that only shortcuts can currently do.  But I 
more and more think we need to keep the shortcuts because I frequently 
give demonstrations and use them very heavily.  It doesn't seem right to 
give demonstrations using shortcuts that are not available to users.

   You can still extract a subregion of a volume by outlining it with a 
box using the volume dialog subregion panel, or by using the "vop" 
command resample option.  The subregion panel has improved in Chimera 
1.3 and 1.4 so it allows rotating the subregion box to an arbitrary 


Gabor Papai wrote:
> Hi,
> I wonder if you discontinue keyboard shortcuts, the features - like 
> "erase outside" - will be discontinued also? I use some of these features.
> An other question: is it possible to cut out a subregion from a density 
> map in old style, I mean to set the position, size and resolution of the 
> cube, which defines the new volume?
> Gabor

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