[Chimera-users] PipesAndPlanks

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Sun May 22 09:51:33 PDT 2011

Hi George,
As mentioned in this recent post,

you can do this with the Axes/Planes/Centroids tool (not PipesAndPlanks). If you define axes, one of the choices is to show an axis (cylinder) for each helix. You can specify cylinder radii or have them determined automatically, and after the axes (cylinders) are created, you can use the square color wells in the Axes/Planes/Centroids table to change their colors.


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 May 22, 2011, at 5:39 AM, George Tzotzos wrote:

> Hi everybody,
> I'm dealing with a dimeric hexahelical bundle. I've been trying to name the individual helices (e.g. a1, a2, etc) and colour them differently to no avail. 
> Obviously, I'm missing something. 
> Your guidance will be greatly appreciated.
> Have a good weekend
> George
> PS. Sorry if you receive this message for a second time. It was sent from a different address earlier and I'm not sure if it reached the list.

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