[Chimera-users] centroid measurements typo
meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Sat Feb 20 10:09:02 PST 2010
Definitely, the centroids are designed to be used in distance
measurements to each other and to atoms, axes, and planes. Distance
measurements between any pair of objects (centroids, axes, planes) can
be made using either the Axes/Planes/Centroids tool or the distance
command. The Distances tool, however, is only for distance monitors
between atoms, not objects.
to use Axes/Planes/Centroids tool:
choose any two objects in the list (click the line for one and ctrl-
click the line for the other, or you can just drag if they are
adjacent), which will automatically give the distance in that dialog
and in the Reply Log. To measure atom-object distances, select the
atoms and then in the Axes/Planes/Centroids dialog, choose the object
and click the "Report distance" button.
to use the "distance" command:
include the IDs of the objects, which are shown in the Axes/Planes
Centroids tool, in the command. For example:
dist c1 c2
We plan to allow using the command "dist sel" if two centroids, or one
atom and one centroid, etc. are selected in the graphics window, but
that has not been implemented yet.
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 Feb 20, 2010, at 7:42 AM, David Chenoweth wrote:
> Sorry there was a typo in the last message!
> The centroid feature is great, but I would like to select two
> centroids or a centroid and an atom and then measure the distance
> between them. When I try this I get the Error Message: "Exactly two
> atoms must be selected in the graphics window". Is there anyway to
> add the ability to make these measurements.
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