[Chimera-users] Color Isosurface in Chimera

Tom Goddard goddard at sonic.net
Thu Sep 5 13:44:01 PDT 2013


Hi Gregor,

  It sounds like you are trying to use the Chimera color zone dialog to color one part of a surface, then use it again to color a second part of the same surface.  Then you would see the first colored area become uncolored when you do the second coloring.  Color zone always recolors the entire surface.  So you need to color all the markers or atoms for coloring all the surface regions and use color zone just one time to do the coloring.  It would be nice if you could do a sequence of colorings but currently that is not supported.

	Tom


On Sep 4, 2013, at 3:38 PM, Gregor Weiss wrote:

> Hello,
> 
> I tried to color different parts of an isosurface obtained by an electron cryotomogram to point out structures more clearly.
> 
> Unfortunately, I didn't figure out how I can select different areas and color them differently. Which tool fits here the best?
> 
> I can determine an area and subsequent color all structures in this area with the tool "Color Zone", but I was not able to select another area and choose a different color.
> 
> Thank you very much for your help!
> 
> With best regards,
> 
> Gregor Weiss
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