[Chimera-users] structure slice

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Sat Aug 12 12:14:08 PDT 2006

Hi Raquel,
Assuming you are viewing electron density (such as from EM) rather than  
atomic coordinates, you might want to look at the page of helpful hints  
for volume viewing in Chimera, especially the sections "slicing and  
capping" and "slab clipping":

Also, the Chimera User's Guide (Help... User's Guide in the Chimera  
menu) includes manual pages for the tools mentioned in the volume  
viewing tips (Volume Viewer, Side View, Surface Capping, Per-Model  
Clipping, etc.).
I hope this helps,

On Aug 11, 2006, at 1:50 PM, Raquel Hernandez wrote:

> Hello chimera e-mail,
>           I have received from a colleague data set from a virus
> reconstruction.  I am a novice in the use of your program but have
> managed to make an image of my virus.  I would like to add an image
> of a slice of the virus through the center perpendicular to the three
> fold axis.  Can you please advise me on what I need to do to make a
> slice?  I can get the tech people here to help if you tell me the
> tools, etc that I need to use.  Thanks.
> Raquel
> Raquel Hernandez
> Research Associate Professor
> Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry
> 128 Polk Hall
> North Carolina State University
> Raleigh, NC 27695
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Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                          meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

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