[Chimera-users] AreaSAS Issue

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Jul 31 08:14:47 PDT 2019

Hello Dominic,
Glad you like Chimera!

One issue may be that you definitely have to show a molecular surface on a structure for the values to be calculated in the first place (although you could hide the molecular surface after it is shown).

Secondly, you might need to refresh the menu of available attributes after you show the molecular surface.  I.e. in the Render by Attribute dialog, menu: Refresh… Menus.


I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                       
UCSF Chimera(X) team
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

> On Jul 31, 2019, at 7:23 AM, Rucco,Dominic J <drucco at chem.ufl.edu> wrote:
> Hello, 
> I’ll start by saying your software has helped me visualize protein structure for quite some time and overall has been easy to use! I do have a question however: I was recently using the “render by attribute” feature to display areaSAS measurements but have run into an issue.  I can no longer select this attribute from the dropdown menu.  I noticed this when I attempted to render it on the protein mCherry (PDB 2H5Q).  Even when I have gone back to other PDB entries I know have worked for areaSAS rendering, it doesn’t appear as an option anymore.  The only time I can get it to appear is when I load a session that already has the rendering performed on the protein.
> Any help would be appreciated, thank you,
> Dominic

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