[Chimera-users] Electron density

Sabuj Pattanayek sabuj.pattanayek at vanderbilt.edu
Wed Jun 22 14:48:48 PDT 2005


I use mapman to convert CNS or X-PLOR format to BRIX or DSN6 for reading
in chimera (I also have trouble opening CNS/X-PLOR formats in chimera
v1.2105). You can get mapman from the rave package:


I think he has versions for irix, osx, and alpha also. If you're on
windows you might want to try CCP4's windows version
(ftp://ftp.ccp4.ac.uk/ccp4/current/binaries/setup.exe). Supposedly this
includes a program called xdlmapman which is a graphical version of
mapman (see

Hope that helps,
Sabuj Pattanayek

C. Parry wrote:
> Could anyone help with loading and displaying CNS or
> XPLOR electron density maps in Chimera. I have tried
> many times and also the dialog boxes in the user guide
> do not exactly correspond to the version (12/2004) of
> Chimera I have.
> Thanks.
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