[Chimera-users] Integrating chimera into a database

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Aug 15 16:49:08 PDT 2016

Hi Caitlyn,
The users would have to have Chimera installed on their machines in order to open Chimera sessions.  There is a “web data” mechanism for the browser to use Chimera as a helper app (analogous to Preview or Adobe for PDF files), but it requires Chimera on the end machine.


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 Aug 15, 2016, at 8:14 AM, McCafferty, Caitlyn (NIH/NEI) [F] <caitlyn.mccafferty at nih.gov> wrote:
> Hi, 
> I have a number of colored protein structures from chimera that are saved as python files. I would like to put these structures on a database so other users may access them. Is there a way (preferably using html) that a user could click on the python file and it would open up in chimera through the database-- even if the user does not have chimera installed?
> Thank you,
> Caitlyn McCafferty

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