[Chimera-users] Moving selected atoms

Thomas Goddard goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Dec 7 19:13:56 PST 2005

  I wrote a Chimera extension that allows moving just selected atoms
with the mouse.  This is for modifying molecular structures.

  Here is the code


that adds mouse modes to move selected atoms.  The archive contains a
directory called MoveSelection.  Put it in your Chimera distribution in


or on Mac in


Then when you start Chimera use menu entry Favorites / Preferences,
and choose category "Mouse" from the preferences dialog.  This shows
the mouse modes table with the available modes along the top line.
The last two are for shifting and rotating selected atoms.  Reassign
mouse buttons (say buttons 1 and 2) to these modes and you can move
selected atoms.

  There is no undo.

  I'll have to make this easier to use and put it into Chimera.


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