[Chimera-users] how to stack multiple structures into a crystal
meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Oct 29 09:40:04 PDT 2021
If the single structure is already oriented exactly with the stack direction in Z (or X or Y) then just open multiple copies of the structure and (**without rotating the view by hand** important!!) use the "move" command to place the copies along the axis.
E.g. if the starting structure is oriented exactly so that you can stack them in Z (in/out of screen direction), and you know they are supposed to be 35 angstroms apart, then:
... then you would have models #0,1,2. To stack (REMEMBER don't rotate the view by hand yet!):
move z 35 model #1
move z 70 model #2
If it were X or Y axis instead of Z, then you would use x or y in the command instead of z. If you mess up you can use command "reset" and then start over with the move commands.
See "move" help:
After you are done opening/stacking, then you can rotate the view by hand.
I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.
UCSF Chimera(X) team
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco
> On Oct 29, 2021, at 2:29 AM, Thirumurugan Prakasam via Chimera-users <chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:
> I need help to stack the crystal structures stack on top of each other. For your understanding, I have just shown the image below something like that I wanted to make. Would you please help me with how to make stacked molecular structures using chimera?
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