[Chimera-users] Multiscale models color

Hernando J Sosa hernando.sosa at einstein.yu.edu
Sat Apr 26 06:39:40 PDT 2014

Thanks Elaine,

The extend command is what I was missing. The following command  sequence did do it.

Tools->Multiscale Models-> Make Models
Select -> chain (from the main menu)
Tools->Multiscale Models->Extend Copies 

From: Elaine Meng [meng at cgl.ucsf.edu]
Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2014 5:56 PM
To: Hernando J Sosa
Cc: chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu
Subject: Re: [Chimera-users] Multiscale  models color

Hi Hernando,
I don't know of a way to specify colors before making the models.  You would make the Multiscale Models surfaces and then:

(1) select the chains, Ctrl-click and Shift-Ctrl-click with the mouse, and/or using the top section of the Multiscale Models dialog (the buttons next to "Select chains" and "Extend")

(2) when the desired set of chains is selected, either use the main Chimera menu "Actions… Color", or in the middle section of the Multiscale Models dialog ("Act on selected chains") click the square color well and use the Color Editor to change the color

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 Apr 24, 2014, at 2:22 PM, Hernando J Sosa <hernando.sosa at einstein.yu.edu> wrote:

> Hi,
> How do you control the color of the surfaces generated by the multi-scale models command "Make models"  so that the  user can specify the color  associated with each chain?
> I  tried  to follow the documentation on how to do this but still I don't  get it right   as I didn't manage  to  change the colors assigned by default.
> Thanks
> Hernando

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