[Chimera-users] thermal ellipsoids

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Jul 7 09:40:27 PDT 2009

Hi Thomas,
It is a new feature, so only in the daily builds (and only corrected  
as of July 6, so the very latest build):

Currently it works only using the information in ANISOU records of PDB  
files.  You would just open the PDB file as usual, then use the  
Thermal Ellipsoids tool (under Tools... Structure Analysis).  It is  
fairly self-explanatory, but there is also documentation -- just click  
the Help button on the dialog or see the copy at our site:

I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Jul 7, 2009, at 3:12 AM, Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Mitterfellner wrote:

> Hello!
> I did not know Chimera was able to display thermal ellipsoids at all.
> How can I do so? Is there some kind of tutorial available for this?
> Will the ellipsoid information be read from a cif file too, or does it
> have to be a pdb file?
> Kind regards,
> Thomas

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