[Chimera-users] help on virus visualization

jh biocjh at gmail.com
Mon Oct 25 17:41:11 PDT 2010

Thank you for useful suggestions.

2010/10/26 Tom Goddard <goddard at sonic.net>:
> Hi C.J.,
>  In addition to what Elaine suggested, you can also mask to an icosahedral
> surface, or a radial interpolation between a flat face icosahedron and a
> sphere.  You would use the Icosahedron Surface dialog (menu Tools /
> Higher-Order Structure) or the "shape" command to make this surface and the
> "mask" command to make a new density map containing only the density within
> the surface.
>  All of the Chimera masking techniques just set the density map values to
> zero outside the surface.  This produces a pretty jagged edge between
> density inside and density outside.
>    Tom
>> Dear all,
>> I want to mask area outside certain surface and to visualize the inner
>> capsid of a virus by Chimera.
>> Anyone would be kind to help me with that?
>> C.J.

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