[Chimera-users] smoothening the edge of molecular surface

Tom Goddard goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Jun 6 12:16:47 PDT 2008

Hi Maurice,

  As Elaine pointed out there is no way to flexibly smooth a surface 
edge in Chimera right now.

  I wrote a little Python code that creates a new mouse mode in Chimera 
that allows you to hide individual triangles of a surface by clicking on 
them.  It is attached to this email.  You open it in Chimera (File / 
Open) then hold the ctrl key and click with the right mouse button (of a 
3 button mouse) and it will hide the triangle.

  I tested this with the June 4 Chimera daily build.  It definitely will 
not work in the Chimera 1.2470 production release (Nov 2007).


  This has lots of limitations to beware of.  Saving a Chimera session 
will not remember the hidden triangles.  So basically all you can do is 
trim triangles, save an image, then lose your trimming when you quit 
Chimera.  Also there is no way to reshow specific hidden triangles.  
Using Actions / Surface / show or hide will undo the effect of all your 
hiding though.



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