[Chimera-users] Move atoms (selections) in Chimera

Thomas Goddard goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Nov 11 21:42:46 PST 2005

Hi Dan,

  There is currently no Chimera capability for moving atoms other than
rotating about bonds.  But I have been wanting to add mouse modes for
moving and rotating sets of selected atoms around.  Here is some Chimera


that adds a mouse mode to move selected atoms in the screen x and y
directions with the mouse.  The archive contains a directory called
MoveSelection.  Put it in your Chimera distribution in


or on Mac in


Then when you start Chimera use menu entry Favorites / Preferences,
and choose category "Mouse" from the preferences dialog.  This shows
the mouse modes table with the available modes along the top line.
The last one is for moving selected atoms.  Reassign a mouse button
(say button 2) to this mode and you can move selected atoms.

  There is no undo.


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