[Chimera-users] icosahedral cage

Kristin Parent kparent at ucsd.edu
Fri Jul 17 14:09:13 PDT 2009

thank you very much. Kristin

> Hi Kristin,
> My reply mainly echoes Tom's but I'm sending it anyway.  8-)
> Although that tool doesn't have a specific control for linewidth, you
> can do it by:
> (1) selecting the icosahedron mesh (Ctrl-click on it)
> (2) opening the Selection Inspector (click on the greenish button
> near the lower right corner of the Chimera window -- may have a
> magnifying glass on it depending on version -- or, choose "Actions...
> Inspect" from the menu)
> (3) in the Selection Inspector, which should be showing "Inspect
> Surface piece" near the top, change the "line thickness" value near
> the bottom
> Even though the lines are fatter, they are still flat (not
> "sticks").  If you wanted sticks instead of lines, don't bother with
> the above, and instead use the command "meshmol" to change the mesh
> surface into sticks:
> <http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/current/docs/UsersGuide/midas/
> meshmol.html>
> There may be a problem with "meshmol" in the current daily build (I
> just submitted a bugreport) but it works in the production release, 1.3.
> The Icosahedron Surface tool generates triangles.  There is a related
> command "hkcage" that shows an icosahedron with pentagons and
> hexagons, and it includes an option for linewidth:
> <http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/current/docs/UsersGuide/midas/
> hkcage.html>
> I hope this helps,
> Elaine
> -----
> Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                          meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
> UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
> Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
> University of California, San Francisco
>                        http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/home/meng/index.html
> On Jul 17, 2009, at 11:21 AM, Kristin Parent wrote:
>> does anyone know if there is a way to increase the line thickness
>> of the
>> icosahedron cage in the higher-order structures option? Can't seem to
>> figure it out. Thanks in advance. Kristin

Kristin Parent, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
9500 Gilman Drive, NSB 4104A, MC-0378
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0378
(858) 534-8038

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