[Chimera-users] 3D movies for projects

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Sun Jan 29 12:17:54 PST 2017

Hi Kenward,
Just a couple of notes about ChimeraX commands:

- “view” is the “focus” equivalent

- although zones can’t be specified directly in other commands like show or color (yet),  there is a “select zone” to which Tom just added a residues option (for residue-based cutoff, not yet documented) and a “surface zone”

No hbonds yet, though!
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                       
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

> On Jan 28, 2017, at 2:25 PM, Kenward Vaughan <kay_jay at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Thanks for the input, Tom.  I've been playing with ChimeraX now and find that there are features still missing (understandably) which will limit the presentation, such as not having zone selection with extend, hbonds, and something equivalent to focus.
> While I may be able to come up with their rough equivalents to achieve the desired results, I'm not sure my students would be up to the task. The idea is to make it a bit of a challenge but more importantly to be fun seeing things come together relatively quickly.
> Back to Chimera itself--can a side-by-side movie be generated which would work in a VR setup?  If so, what sorts of changes might we look for in the settings for the camera (eye separation, screen distance, etc.)??
> This moves away from the immersion experience but still could easily bring a student's presentation outside to the masses to view...
> Kenward

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