[Chimera-users] Chimera export to VRML?

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Dec 15 14:24:00 PST 2003

On Friday, December 12, 2003, at 03:34 PM, Morgan Ryan wrote:

> VRML seems to be a native internal format for (the magnificent) 
> Chimera. Is it possible to export VRML models from Chimera? Or do you 
> worldly folks know of a mechanism for converting msms output into vrml 
> files?
> 	Thanks! Morgan Ryan, enthusiastic amateur

Hi Morgan,
	Although VRML is one of the model types that Chimera supports, we 
don't convert MSMS output into VRML.  It is instead made into its own 
model type (MSMSModel) so that we can preserve information about the 
correspondence between surface points and atoms, which would be lost if 
we had used a VRML model.
	A Python routine _could_ be written that would convert the MSMSModel 
information into its VRML equivalent, but before "going there" perhaps 
you could describe why you want MSMS info in VRML format?  There could 
be a better alternative available than writing the conversion routine.

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

More information about the Chimera-users mailing list