[Chimera-users] surface transparency animation

esserlo at helix.nih.gov esserlo at helix.nih.gov
Fri May 12 10:26:57 PDT 2017


Hi,

  I am trying to animate a transition of a surface from 100% transparent to
opaque.

In a test (the real case is more complicated) I did this:

open 1hen.pdb   # Lysozyme test

# Chimera shows a blue ribbon model on gray background

surface #0

scolor #0 color green

# chimera shows a green surface over a (now invisible) blue ribbon model

# According to the manual the following (I think) should work:

transparency 80,s #0

# I expected to see the green surface to become 80% transparent and the blue
ribbon model to shine through.

# No luck. What am I missing ?

BTW the page
https://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/current/docs/UsersGuide/midas/transparency.html

seems to be missing the last example concerning transparency of surface patches.


Thanks,

  Lothar



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