[Chimera-users] Rename models from command line

Oliver Clarke olibclarke at gmail.com
Thu Mar 26 14:58:56 PDT 2015

Thanks Elaine - I use both of those commands frequently, but unfortunately in this case I actually do want to change the model name. 

I’m using a long alias with many molmap calls on different selections to generate and color low resolution blobs corresponding to each domain of my protein, and I would like to change the names of the output model as I do so so that I know that model #1.20 corresponds to “domain xyz” without switching it on and off in the model panel.

> On Mar 26, 2015, at 5:51 PM, Elaine Meng <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:
> Hi Oliver,
> Not exactly, at least with commands, but you may be able to accomplish essentially what you desire by using "alias" (string substitution into commands) and/or named selections.
> See
> <http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/midas/alias.html>
> <http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/midas/namesel.html>
> I'm fond of aliases, which don't require you to go through selection.
> I hope this helps,
> Elaine
> ----------
> Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D. 
> UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
> Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
> University of California, San Francisco
> On Mar 26, 2015, at 2:03 PM, Oliver Clarke <olibclarke at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Is there any way to rename models from the command line? I can do so using the model panel, but I have a script that generates a bunch of different models, and I would like to give them descriptive names apart from the model id in the script.
>> Oliver.
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