[Chimera-users] Electron density maps

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri May 30 09:59:36 PDT 2014


Hello Luis,
MTZ files contain crystallography data, but not in the form of a density map. Chimera doesn't read or convert MTZ.  You would need to use another program to do the conversion to a density map; see this previous post for more details:

<http://plato.cgl.ucsf.edu/pipermail/chimera-users/2006-February/000700.html>

Unfortunately the third link in that post is now broken.  I don't know if there is a newer URL for that web server.
Best,
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 May 29, 2014, at 9:22 PM, lecan wrote:

> Hello Chimera's users,
> I would like to know if there are a way to see density maps from .mtz files with chimera. I have tried opening a .mtz file after opening a .pdb file, but I got the next error message after choose CCP4 density map in the Type Selection window:
> 
> Error reading file abc.mtz format ccp4
> File size 631624 too small for grid size
> (1297373728,929300992,1145110528) and 64 bytes of
> symmetry operators
> 
> Does anyone could telling me if what I'm trying to do is possible and what is the way to do it?
> Thank you for your help,
> Luis L.




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