[Chimera-users] mclip suggestion - match to arbitrary plane

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Apr 1 17:03:30 PDT 2015


Hi Oliver,
	This seemed like a pretty useful idea and not too hard to do, so I dropped it in.  It will be in the next daily build.

--Eric

                        Eric Pettersen
                        UCSF Computer Graphics Lab
                        http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu

On Apr 1, 2015, at 3:54 PM, Oliver Clarke <olibclarke at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi, 
> 
> Currently the mclip command can be used to match a model specific clipping plane to the global near/far clipping planes, or the per model clipping plane of another model. 
> 
> I think it would be a handy addition to a future chimera version to be able to match the per model clipping plane to an arbitrary plane, pre-defined in axes/planes/centroids - e.g. “mclip #1 match p2” would match the per model clipping plane of model #1 to the plane named “p2”.
> 
> This would be useful because it allows one to easily generate a per-model clipping plane that intersects a certain set of atoms, which also facilitates precise description of a figure.
> 
> Cheers,
> Oliver.
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