[Chimera-users] multiple coloring

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Feb 19 16:44:02 PST 2009

Hi Andy,
I am not sure I understand the question.  If you mean you just want to  
color each molecule model a different color of the rainbow in one  
step, see Rainbow (under Tools... Depiction).  The Model Panel (under  
Favorites in the menu) also has a "rainbow" button.

More generally, you would select a protein (or chain, or part of a  
chain) to color, then use Actions... Color to choose the color for  
that, then go on to the next protein or part of protein.  There are  
many, many different ways to select things:  Ctrl-click on the  
structure followed by pressing the up arrow key, or using the Select  
menu, or using the "select" operations on the right side of the Model  
Panel, etc.

These things could also be done with commands or a command script.

I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                          meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Feb 19, 2009, at 2:41 PM, Anindito Sen wrote:

> Dear All
> Please share with me as how to put multiple  color to several pdb  
> structures docked in a density map.
> Best
> Andy

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