[Chimera-users] exporting a mineral structure as VRML

Tom Goddard goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Apr 11 11:26:45 PDT 2007

Hi Janet,

  Those purple dotted lines indicate metal coordination and are not 
covalent bonds.  Apparently the dotted lines don't go into the VRML.  
You can change them to cylinders by selecting them and using the 
selection inspector.  First ctrl-click on one dotted line.  Then press 
the up-arrow key a few times to select all dotted lines.  Then press the 
selection inspector button in the bottom right corner of the window that 
says "256 pbonds" (means pseudo-bonds).  In the dialog that appears 
change "bond style" to "stick" and you might also change the radius 
(maybe from 0.2 to 0.05) so the look different then the real covalent 
bonds.  The stick display of the pseudo-bonds does appear in the VRML.


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