[Chimera-users] measurements to planes

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Sep 17 15:53:54 PDT 2009

Hi Serge, Dave, Jim, et al.,

In recent daily builds of Chimera, you can now define planes and  
measure distances and angles to these objects.  The planes are shown  
as disks, and you can perform plane-plane, axis-plane, and atom-plane  
measurements, in addition to the axis-axis and atom-axis measurements  
we had earlier.

The tool formerly known as Axes is now "Axes/Planes," and we  
anticipate it will eventually include centroids.  The updated  
documentation isn't there today but should show up tomorrow at
and the interface is mostly self-explanatory anyway.

Each of you had asked about planes at some point (possibly a while  
ago), in case you are wondering why I addressed this message to you. 8-)
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

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