[Chimera-users] Problem with Large Molecules

Thomas Goddard goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Apr 14 11:58:03 PDT 2005


  You can change colors for the virus capsid models made with the
Multiscale tool.  Select one protein surface with the mouse using
ctrl-left mouse click on it.  Then press the "Copies" button near the
top of the Multiscale dialog to extend the selection to all copies of
that protein.  Then press the color button (the square with the raised
ridge) near the middle of the Multiscale dialog and adjust the color
of the selected chains.

  The Actions / Color menu entries do not work for changing the
Multiscale surface colors.  Unfortunately, none of the Actions menu
entries act on surfaces created with the Multiscale tool.  All the
controls for manipulating multiscale models are in that one Multiscale
dialog.  It's a confusing user interface resulting from the fact that
the Multiscale tool is built on top of the core Chimera capabilities
and has no way of changing the behaviour of core user interfaces
like the Actions menu.


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