[Chimera-users] suggestion

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Mar 7 17:55:39 PST 2005

Hi Esther,
	We do want to put in the ability to grab labels and move them around 
with the mouse, but we haven't done it yet.  We should also probably 
make it easier to get residues on non-CA atoms.  That will probably 
happen in a release or possibly two.
	In the interim, here is a trick to get the residue label off the CA 
for a model (say, model #1):

show #1 at cb
rl #1
disp #1

	The labels will be on the CBs for model 1.  Obviously, this trick is 
going to wear thin if you have 10 models superimposed because you are 
going to run out of distinct atoms in the residues.  But for 2-3 models 
it would probably work okay.

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

On Mar 7, 2005, at 6:21 AM, Esther Garcia-Rodriguez wrote:

> Hi,
> I am working with structure superposition and I have noticed that 
> labelling
> relevant residues when two structures or more are superimposed is a 
> bit of a
> nightmare. As the labels go to C-alpha in all cases it is very 
> difficult to
> see anything.
> I would suggest to allow the user to change the default and be able to
> establish particular positions for labels, as well as the distance 
> from the
> relevant atom. For example, label all selected residues in one chain 
> at 0.1
> angstroms from the CG atom and all of the second chain at 0.2 (in X or 
> Y).
> Or maybe just been able to change the minimum distance between labels 
> in all
> directions.
> Thanks,
> Esther
> Esther Garcia Rodriguez
> Henry Wellcome Building for Biocatalysis
> University of Exeter
> Stocker Road
> Exeter EX4 4QD
> United Kingdom
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