[Chimera-users] clipping (interior surfaces and solids)
pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Mar 1 11:12:22 PST 2005
I want to supplement Tom's answer a little bit. He didn't really
emphasize that the capping stuff he wrote works interactively -- as you
move the clip plane around the cap adjusts, maintaining the illusion of
cutting through a solid.
Having the interior of a surface look different from the exterior has
been on Greg's "to do" list for a while now. It still seems worthwhile
despite the capping extension since there are times you might want to
"cut through" a surface to expose the underlying structure. At any
rate, there are a lot of things on Greg's to-do list, so I don't know
when he'll have time to get to this.
On Mar 1, 2005, at 9:38 AM, Thomas Goddard wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> We have already implemented capping of clipped surfaces. When you
> the surface with a clip plane it appears solid. The cap can be made a
> different color, or you can colormap volume data onto it. This is not
> yet released, but we plan to make a snapshot within 2 to 3 weeks that
> will include it. It only works for molecular, volume and multiscale
> surfaces, not ribbons, spheres or other molecular model
> The phage T4 slab in the Chimera image gallery illustrates the
> Also the semliki forest virus images shows it.
> If you have the above capping is it still important to have different
> interior and exterior surface colors? We added the capping because
> of the interior of a surface don't seem very useful.
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