[Chimera-users] Chimera: Display map around atoms
meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Mar 12 13:50:34 PST 2010
That "bv" shortcut creates a new, larger map (periodically extended as
needed to cover the atoms), which sounds like the opposite of what you
You can limit the density display to a zone around selected atoms.
Choose "Zone" from the "Features" menu in the Volume Viewer dialog to
add the relevant controls to the dialog. The zone feature is
For future questions, it's better to send Chimera questions to the chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu
list rather than to me directly. That way it won't fall through the
cracks if I'm on vacation, or sick, or don't know the answer.
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 Mar 12, 2010, at 1:24 PM, Greg Friedland wrote:
> Hi Elaine,
> Thanks for your earlier help with Chimera. I'm currently have
> difficulty displaying a density map. I'd like to only display the
> density around protein atoms, not the full symmetry density. I tried
> the shortcut 'bv' according to http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/pipermail/chimera-users/2008-August/003002.html
> but the new map still contains lots of the symmetric molecule
> density. Is there another way?
> Greg Friedland
> Sandia National Lab
> Joint BioEnergy Institute
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