[Chimera-users] Fwd: [ccp4bb] adding some user-defined graphical objects in a PDB file (and displaying them)

Francois Berenger berenger at riken.jp
Thu Oct 25 21:46:25 PDT 2012


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [ccp4bb] adding some user-defined graphical objects in a PDB 
file (and displaying them)
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2012 10:25:10 +0900
From: Francois Berenger <berenger at RIKEN.JP>
Reply-To: Francois Berenger <berenger at RIKEN.JP>
To: CCP4BB at JISCMAIL.AC.UK

Hello,

For some new project, I'd like to be able to generate things
and store them in PDB format.

For example, a triangle, a line segment, a square,
a cube, a sphere, an arrow, etc.
Being able to change the color and "line width" would be nice.

Is there some official recommended way of doing this?

Is there some software able to read and display such
graphical annotations of PDB files?
I'll also need the format description in that case.

I want to be able to process a PDB file and store the result
of my processing in the same PDB file as some kind of annotation.

My current way of doing this is to discretize my objects as H atoms
in some other output PDB file, but that's just a temporary workaround.

My current search got me this:
http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/eccc1/
So, maybe there is some support for what I am looking for into
Chimera.

Thanks a lot for your suggestions,
Francois.




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