[Chimera-users] how to select atoms

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Jul 30 15:36:52 PDT 2013


Hello,
There are lots of ways to make Chimera selections, as described here:
<http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/selection.html>

One easy way is to do it with the mouse in the Chimera window.  Ctrl-click on the first atom and Select-Ctrl-click on the second atom.
<http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/selection.html#pickselect>

Of course to do that you have to display the atoms first, for example menu: Presets… Interactive 2 (all atoms)

You might try the "getting started" tutorial and other Chimera tutorials to become more familiar with selecting and other common tasks:
<http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/Outreach/Tutorials/GettingStarted.html>
<http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/frametut.html>

I hope this helps,
Elaine
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Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D. 
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco


On Jul 30, 2013, at 2:48 PM, A Amiri <atefeh_amiri23 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hello again and thank you for helping.
> I exactly need the formation a covalent bond and because of that i used the Join Model option and although i studied the Building Structure part of manual i coudn't understand that how two atoms, that the bond should be formed between them, are selected.
> Please guide me more.Thanks.




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