[Chimera-users] Is it possible to translate single selected marker when many other models are still active, using constrained move function?

Jun Ha Song junhasong at berkeley.edu
Sat Jul 8 16:02:16 PDT 2017


Perhaps this information can help any other fellow Windows user, who is in
need of exact kind of task I am performing (and definitely for some other
activity other than UCSF Chimera)

The download link to the program I mentioned above, DragLock, is
http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Skrommel/#DragLock, and the
application is only 421KB.

Also, the code for the "DragLock" can also be accessed, using the following
link http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Skrommel/DragLock/DragLock.ahk

Now, one thing I think I should mention is that the application is written
in what's called AutoHotKey, and AutoHotKey (as I mentioned in previous
question) only allow .exe file to be made, and cannot be used in Mac (or as
far as I am concerned).

If there is a way to use the code in Chimera, it would be wonderful for Mac
users as well.


On Fri, Jul 7, 2017 at 9:26 AM, Jun Ha Song <junhasong at berkeley.edu> wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> [image: Inline image 2]
>
> I am looking at my map, which I have zoned one flat plane of it, not from
> the top, but at inclined angle of 10˚ from above.
>
> My goal is to move markers that are at the far side of this plane from
> left to right (Red Arrow), without the marker going out of the plane.
> Because I am looking at my plane not from the top, any movement of my mouse
> in y-axis of my view, will cause my marker to go outside of the plane. The
> only way to move the marker, using Movement Mouse mode, is to solely
> translate my mouse in x-axis using xy-translation (Middle Mouse Button).
>
> Because it is impossible to solely move my mouse in x-axis only, I tried
> to use Constrained Movement tool to limit my translation in one axis only,
> but I soon discovered that constrained movement is applied to all active
> models in the session.
>
> Is it ever possible to use constrained movement only for the marker that I
> have selected, which will move due to Movement Mouse mode being set at
> "Move Selection"?
>
> I was actually fortunate enough to find a little utility called
> "DragLock", which literally locks the axis of drag translation in either
> x-axis or y-axis, "DragLock" is only functional for Windows, not for Mac.
>
> Any method to limit my mouse translation in x-axis only would suffice, and
> I know constrained movement already provide exactly that; if only I can
> move one marker of my selection, not entire active models.
>
> Any advice would be helpful!
>
> Sincerely,
> Jun Ha Song.
>
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