[Chimera-users] background manipulation

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Aug 18 13:42:06 PDT 2003

On Monday, August 18, 2003, at 09:36 AM, Thomas Goddard wrote:

> Hi Jakob,
>   To change the background color in Chimera use Favorites/Preferences,
> category Background, and click on the "Background color" button.  That
> will bring up the color chooser, and you can set the color to white
> for printing.

I would add that if you are changing the background color, you may also 
want to set the depth-cue color (the color that objects fade to with 
distance) to that same color.  You can control the depth-cue color via 
the Effects tab of the Side View widget (Favorites...Side View).

Controlling both of these will be considerably easier / more obvious in 
the next release, since both will also be under Actions...Color.  There 
will also be equivalent command-line commands ("set bg_color" and "set 

                         Eric Pettersen
                         UCSF Computer Graphics Lab
                         pett at cgl.ucsf.edu

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