[Chimera-users] Wire thickness

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed May 10 09:38:10 PDT 2017


Hi Hernando,
To summarize for you and others:  first you have to show sticks instead of wires, then set the stick radii.

In Chimera, the individual bond “radius” (default 0.2 Angstroms) is multiplied by molecule-model “stickScale” (default 1.0) to give the stick radius.  You can change these attributes in the Selection Inspector (opened with green magnifying glass after making a selection) or with the “setattr” command.  Since changing stickScale would change it for the whole model, you instead want to specify the bond “radius” attribute separately for the backbone and non-backbone bonds, for example:

setattr b radius 0.1 protein
setattr b radius 0.25 @n,ca, c,o

… substituting whatever radius values you really wanted. 

I hope this helps,
Elaine
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Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                       
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

> On May 10, 2017, at 8:06 AM, Oliver Clarke <olibclarke at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi Hernando,
> I used the ca_and_sidechains alias in this script (you should be able to get the individual commands from that).
> 
> https://github.com/olibclarke/chimera-trimmings/blob/master/chimera_aliases.com
> 
> Cheers
> Oli
> 
>> Dear Chimera
>> How do you set the thickness of the backbone and side chains independently to produce figures like the ones below (sorry  I hijacked the picture used in blurred-display discussion).
>> Thanks
>> H.




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