[Chimera-users] Labeling 3D structures in Chimera (and saving them as such)
gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Apr 8 10:44:40 PDT 2011
For a ZCorp printer that has the ZPrint software, I'd recommend
exporting VRML files from Chimera. The advantage of VRML over STL is
that VRML includes the color information and that Chimera is not as good
as ZPrint at decimating spheres and cylinders into appropriate sized
triangles for 3D printing. Use the File / Export Scene dialog to export
VRML files from chimera or use the export command. And be aware that
the cylinders used for bonds might need to be thickened so they don't
break. And you might need to add fake bonds to make the structure
On 04/08/2011 10:16 AM, Bilal Asif wrote:
> Hi Elaine,
> Thank you for such a comprehensive email!
> We had some follow up questions, however, which we were hoping you
> would be able to answer. We are attempting to use Chimera to model
> proteins, and then print them using a 3D printer (ZCorp software). The
> following file types are compatible with the printer software:
> Can Chimera save in any of these formats, that can be used to print
> proteins? How would one save the session as one of these?
> Additionally, I had a question about saving the session in Chimera, to
> preserve labels and colored atoms. Is such a saved session a
> Chimera-specific file, where it cannot be read by external programs?
> Thank you for your time.
> Bilal Asif
> Stony Brook University, NY
> Chimera-users mailing list
> Chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu
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