[Chimera-users] clipping/slicing commands for movies

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Jun 22 12:26:06 PDT 2016

Dear Alain,
There are a few different related commands, but it depends on exactly which type of slicing you mean, whether only front/back, or at different angles, or whether you want to see only one plane of the volume data at a time.  However, there are examples for each of these possibilities here:


Scroll down the to bottom section, click the images to play the short movies, and then click the links below them to see the corresponding commands and other details. 

The Chimera Animation Gallery has several longer movies and the command scripts for many of those, but they may not show the same things you are trying to do:

General info on making movies in Chimera:

 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 Jun 22, 2016, at 10:40 AM, Alain Gibaud <Alain.Gibaud at univ-lemans.fr> wrote:

> Dear Colleague
> I am a new user of Chimera and I have a modest request.
> I have a mcr file and I would like to go through the volume of the object step by step.
> I have written a .cmd file for rotating the object as shown in the movie herewith. This was fairly easy . Now when it comes to slice the object progressively by conserving part of the volume I cannot see how to handle it.
> Would you be kind enough to help me?
> Looking forward to reading you
> Best regards
> Alain Gibaud

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