[Chimera-users] dragging a displayed object

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Jul 15 09:01:55 PDT 2009

Hi Justin,
You can freeze/unfreeze just certain models so that only some of them  
are movable with the mouse.  In Chimera we call it "activation" or  
"deactivation" for motion.  This status can be toggled with the  
checkboxes under the Command Line or the (A)ctive checkboxes in the  
Model Panel.  Both Command Line and Model Panel are in the Favorites  
menu by default.  Activation can also be adjusted with the select  

If the models have atoms, you can fit the atoms using the "match"  
command, or various other methods:

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 15, 2009, at 8:24 AM, justin oppenheim wrote:

> Hello:
> I am displaying two or more very similar objects, but they are  
> shifted one with respect to another. How can I drag/move/align them  
> on the display to correct for the relative shift?
> Many thanks,
> JO

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