[Chimera-users] per-model-clipping needs "all models" option

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Feb 28 10:51:56 PST 2005

Hi Andrew,
	I understand the problem you outline, but am not enamored of the 
proposed solution.  I think it would be quite confusing to have an "All 
Models" where you could turn clipping on or off and then go to an 
individual model and turn clipping on or off.  How would those interact 
and would it matter what order you did them in?
	Anyway, what I am willing to do to try to mitigate the problem you 
describe is to have Per-Model Clipping's model menu initially select a 
non-molecule model if available when you bring up the tool.


P.S. Liked the card you gave to Tom.

On Feb 25, 2005, at 11:14 PM, Andrew Jewett wrote:

> Hi.  Please forgive me for sending this message twice.  In the first
> version, I forgot to include a subject line, so I'm sending it again.
> ---------------
> On Fri, 25 Feb 2005, Thomas Goddard wrote:
>> 	chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu
> When using the Per-Model-Clipping tool and selecting which model
> to apply the clipping to, there should be an option "All Models",
> and it should be the default option.
> Without this feature, some unintended results can happen.
> Suppose the user generates a surface either with MSMS or multiscale.
> If the user then uses the menu to select
> Tools->Graphics->Per-Model-Clipping
> The default model is the one with the atoms and bonds, not
> the surface model.  When the user moves the clipping plane
> it will seem like nothing is hapenning.
> The user has to be quite attentive to realize that they have to
> select the surface model from the list.  It would be better to
> have an "all models" option that is the default.
> Thanks
> Cheers!
> Andrew
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