[Chimera-users] independent rotation of multiple models

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon May 1 10:30:38 PDT 2017

Hi Stefano,
There is an “independent” rotation mode in which each model uses its own center.  You can use command “set independent”  or menu: Tools… Movement… Rotation (it’s also a tab under the Side View), change “center of rotation method” to “independent".


I’ve often used this, for example, to make movies of side-by-side rotating structures.

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 Apr 30, 2017, at 10:48 AM, Stefano Luciano Ciurli <stefano.ciurli at unibo.it> wrote:
> Hello, if I have more than one structure in the same session, is there a way to rotate all models together along their respective axes (for example their intrinsic y-axis) without having to do so after selecting each individual model from the model panel?
> Regards and thanks,
> Stefano Ciurli

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