[Chimera-users] Chimera paper virus models

Thomas Goddard goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Jun 16 16:15:16 PDT 2006

Hi Ulrich,

  This week I made 5 paper virus models using the Chimera flatten icosahedron
tool.  You can have the images I created:


The image files are named according to the Protein Data Bank (PDB) 4 letter
id code.  The page


shows images of the approximately 200 known virus capsids taken from the
VIPER web site.


  I added some comments to the flatten icosahedron documentation a few days
ago describing "tiling" of the Chimera image to handle capsid proteins
that are cut in half -- so they appear on both sides of the cut.


  I printed my images on standard photopaper.  The images above will need
to be scaled to fit on a piece of paper.  I just asked my web browser to
scale them to fit when I printed.

  One additional note about my images -- I turned on "silhouette edges" to
give the black outlines around the proteins.  This is done using Chimera
menu entry Tools / Viewing Controls / Effects.


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