[Chimera-users] Registration and VRML output for molecules

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Mar 9 10:03:45 PST 2005

I can certainly answer the first question.  One of the Chimera 
preference categories (under Favorites) is "Web Access".  In that 
category you can tell Chimera to use a proxy web server and designate 
that proxy.  Doing so will allow registration to work through a 

I will defer to those more learned than myself on the second question.

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

On Mar 9, 2005, at 9:23 AM, Thomas Goddard wrote:

> Julio Ortiz asks about registration behind a fire wall, and VRML output
> for molecules (ribbons, sticks, spheres).
>     Tom
> ------- Start of forwarded message -------
> Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2005 09:09:04 +0100
> From: Julio Otiz <ortiz at biochem.mpg.de>
> To: Thomas Goddard <goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu>
> Subject: Registration-VRML-Chimera
> Hi Thomas:
> A couple of question:
> 1) Chimera registration: When I try to register from our institute,
> behind a firewall, I can not register, I received an error
> message as there were not internet connection. For my personal computer
> is not a problem. I can do it from home, but
> for other computers at the institute, it could be a problem. I would
> like to update all our versions from chimera, so..how
> to deal with the registration problem afterwards?
> 2) VRML export of pdb file representations: As far as I know Chimera 
> can
> export surfaces of density maps to VRML format.
> It is possible to export some representation of a pdb files, like
> ribbons, sphere or sticks also to VRML?. There are some programs
> that do it, so maybe could be a nice feature to introduce in Chimera 
> (if
> is not already possible).
> Greetings,
> Julio
> ------- End of forwarded message -------
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