[Chimera-users] Color in Chimera

Tom Goddard goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri May 25 11:23:54 PDT 2007

Hi Albion,

  True, there is no eye-dropper tool in Chimera.

  To find the color of a chain, select an atom then press the "1 atom" 
selected button in the lower right corner of the Chimera main window to 
show the selection inspector and press the color button in that dialog 
to see the exact color in the Color editor dialog.  To apply that color 
to another chain you can now select that other chain, and use menu entry 
Actions/Color/From-editor.  You could also read of the hex-rgb value for 
that color from the color dialog.  Also you can drag the color from the 
color stripe at the top of the color dialog to one of the black boxes 
near the bottom of the color dialog.  The black box then takes on that 
color and it is remembered for future Chimera sessions and you can get 
back to it whenever you show the color dialog by clicking the box with 
that color.


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