[Chimera-users] Custom presets

Oliver Clarke olibclarke at gmail.com
Mon May 19 07:18:38 PDT 2014

Hi all,

I posted this last week, but it didn’t appear in the archives, so I guess it didn’t go through - if that is not the case, my apologies for the double post.

I notice in the presets menu that there is the option to add custom presets, but I couldn’t find much documentation on this feature.

Is it possible to save the current display options as a preset, similar to saving individual preference combinations but as a preset that can be quickly loaded?

For example, displaying X-ray maps in a way that looks similar to how they are represented in Coot is a little complicated - I usually turn off “Mesh lighting”, “Cap high values at box faces”, and “Square mesh”, turn off ribbons, display all atoms and set the stick scale to 0.5, change the background to black, and alter the depth cueing - it would be very handy indeed to be able to apply all these settings at once.

Also with regards to X-ray maps, I usually normalize (using vop scale #map, factor 1/SD) both the 2fo-fc and fo-fc, and then split the fo-fc into separate +ve and -ve maps, using vop threshold #map minimum 0 and vop threshold #map maximum 0. Would it be possible to assign these steps to macros or commands, and if so how would I go about doing that?

Many thanks for your help,

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