[Chimera-users] center of rotation

Bill Montfort montfort at email.arizona.edu
Thu Dec 30 10:59:50 PST 2010

thanks - set pivot works (see other messages).....Cheers!
William R. Montfort
Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
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University of Arizona
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montfort at email.arizona.edu

On Dec 30, 2010, at 10:51 AM, Elaine Meng wrote:

> Hi Bill,
> You can use the command "cofr" with specified atoms (including "sel" as the specification if the atom or atoms are selected).
> <http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/midas/cofr.html>
> There are several different rotation modes, and you can switch among them using either "cofr" or the Rotation tool (under Tools... Movement in the menu).
> <http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/sideview.html#rotation>
> I hope this helps,
> Elaine
> -----
> Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                       
> UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
> Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
> University of California, San Francisco
> On Dec 29, 2010, at 3:55 PM, Bill Montfort wrote:
>> I'm returning to chimera after many years away and am quite impressed with the program, save for one issue: rotating about the screen center. My favorite way of viewing structures is for the rotation to be about a center of my choosing, as is common in many graphics programs (e.g. COOT). I would prefer to pick an atom on the screen and have this become the rotation center.  Is there a simple way to accomplish this in chimera? A small point perhaps, but one that is frustrating for me.......
>> Bill Montfort

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