[Chimera-users] transparent rainbow ribbons

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Sep 7 14:15:55 PDT 2011

One trick is that if you define colors with transparency in them (by  
using the colordef command) then you can use them in the rainbow  
command to get a rainbow with transparency.


On Sep 7, 2011, at 1:55 PM, Elaine Meng wrote:

> Hi Stefano,
> Sorry, unlike surfaces, there is no option to keep the ribbon the  
> same color(s) except make it transparent.  There is only the  
> capability of making specific transparent colors and then using them  
> on the ribbon, and it sounds like you already know how to do that.
> Best,
> Elaine
> ----------
> Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.
> UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
> Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
> University of California, San Francisco
> On Sep 7, 2011, at 1:27 PM, Stefano Luciano Ciurli wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Reading the posts and the tutorials, I have understood how to make  
>> ribbons transparent, but with a single color.
>> I would like to make a rainbow-colored ribbon look transparent. How  
>> do I do it?
>> Thanks a lot
>> Stefano
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