[Chimera-users] Color surface along an axis

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed May 19 19:08:51 PDT 2021

Hi Yanhe,
In Surface Color you would choose coloring by "height"  which actually means by distance from a plane along its normal; the plane can be in any orientation.  You would just need to enter origin and axis values to define the plane.  The default values of these are set to color along map Z (axis 0 0 1).  To color along X instead, change axis to 1 0 0 .
I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                       
UCSF Chimera(X) team
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

> On May 19, 2021, at 6:49 PM, Yanhe Zhao <yanhezhao1990 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm trying Tools...Volume Data...Surface Color, have not figured out the one I wanted.
> Any suggestions would be appreciated.
> Thanks and cheers,
> Yanhe
>> On May 19, 2021, at 6:42 PM, Yanhe Zhao <yanhezhao1990 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Elaine,
>> Sorry for my delay as I was trying the ways you described above. Thanks a lot for that.
>> I have another question as below:
>> How can I have color gradient along the map dimensions? For example along X.
>> Thanks and best,
>> Yanhe

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