[Chimera-users] IMOD mesh/surface colors
goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Jun 28 16:33:27 PDT 2007
When you try to color the IMOD contours (volume path tracer model) in
Chimera by pressing the color button in the Model Panel dialog it does
not change the contour colors as you expect. This is because that color
button controls the default color -- the contours are just implemented
as a fake "molecule" model. The individual vertices of the contours are
atoms of the molecule model which have their own colors that over-ride
the default molecule color. This business of atom colors over-riding
the default molecule color is confusing. I'd suggest selecting the
contours (ctrl click one with mouse and press up arrow key) and then use
main menu Actions / Color to color all the "atoms" as desired.
To change the colors of the IMOD mesh surface you select them and
then use the "co" accelerator as Elaine described in a previous email.
Unfortunately the menu entry Actions / Color doesn't work for these mesh
surface objects. This is appallingly bad user interface -- I've added
fixing it to my to-do list (#95 http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/plans.html).
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