[Chimera-users] Labeling 3D structures in Chimera (and saving them as such)

Bilal Asif bilalasif00 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 11:03:17 PDT 2011


In regards to adding fake bonds...I know Jmol has an algorithm for struts
that allows stability in manipulated proteins. Does Chimera have an
analogous algorithm to provide support for unstable structures?

On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 1:44 PM, Greg Couch <gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:

>  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 physically stable.
>     HTH,
>     Greg
> 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:
>  STL
> 3DS
>  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
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