[Chimera-users] Different colors for individual chains within a model

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Mar 31 15:37:22 PST 2006

Hi Saul,
You can use whatever colors you like with the rainbow command, see:


(all of the built-in color names are shown under Actions... Color...  
all colors)

There is also a Rainbow graphical interface; it too allows the coloring  
scheme to be changed.  Open that tool (Tools... Depiction... Rainbow),  
set it to "chain."  Clicking on a square color well opens the Color  
Editor, in which a color can be chosen interactively.  Man page for the  
Rainbow GUI:


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
On Mar 31, 2006, at 3:01 PM, Karpen, Saul J. wrote:

> Dear Chimera group,
> Simple question from a new user--How do I distinctly color ribbon  
> representations of different chains within the same model? 
> Thanks,
> Saul J. Karpen, M.D., Ph.D.
> Baylor College of Medicine
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