[Chimera-users] ribbon transparency

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Jun 1 17:15:17 PDT 2009

On Jun 1, 2009, at 5:03 PM, Thomas Goddard wrote:

>   There are two ways to go about this.  One is to use the color  
> command
> 	http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/midas/color.html
> say 20 times in a script to gradually increase the transparency to 1.
> You can specify the color as 4 values r,g,b,a in Chimera 1.4 daily
> builds (but not in 1.3).

A similar approach that does work in the 1.3 release is to color your  
ribbons with a color you defined with the 'colordef' command. You can  
then keep redefining the color to change its transparency and the  
ribbons will change accordingly.


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