[Chimera-users] Can I use "Chimera" to measure length of a VRML file?

Thomas Goddard goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Sep 12 11:00:29 PDT 2006

Hi Masako,

  Chimera does not read IMOD files but perhaps I can add a file reader for
you.  Have you already defined a path in IMOD along the structure you want
to measure?  Or have you just segmented out the structures.  If you
have segmentations but no explicitly defined 1 dimensional path then
it is not clear how to define the length.

  Is the IMOD format you are using the following?


  Could you send me an example file?


> Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2006 17:41:20 -0700
> From: Masako Terada <mterada at ncmir.ucsd.edu>
> To: Thomas Goddard <goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu>
> Subject: Re: [Chimera-users] Can I use "Chimera" to measure length of a VRML
>  file?
> Hi.  Thank you for your e-mail.  I have tried using volume path tracer 
> as you instructed.  Even though it looks very promising, it is 
> time-consuming since we have 90 different objects to measure.  So I 
> would like to try your another suggestion, importing trace file into 
> Chimera and measure lengths.  Are you familiar with IMOD segmentation 
> file format?  I tried to import this IMOD file into Chimera, but 
> unsuccessful, so I am guessing that I have to convert it to something 
> else...  Any more suggestion?
> Masako

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