[Chimera-users] Setting camera viewpoint

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Oct 1 14:36:00 PDT 2007

Hi everybody,
A list of the motion/position-related commands in Chimera with links  
to their manual pages can be viewed at:



On Oct 1, 2007, at 10:58 AM, Thomas Goddard wrote:
> Hi Matt,
>    There is no Chimera command to set the camera.  But there are
> commands to orient and position the displayed models precisely (turn,
> move, scale, cofr, clip, savepos, reset).  The Chimera world keeps the
> camera fixed and moves the models.  If you want to use Euler angles
> there is a plugin to do that called Transform Molecule Coordinates
> available at:
> 	http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/experimental/experimental.html
>    Tom
> Matthew Baker wrote:
>> Tom,
>> Is there a way of specifying a camera position and a viewing angle  
>> from
>> the command line in chimera. I want to make a few snapshots of a
>> molecule (actually, several different PDBs) with very specific  
>> view angles.
>> Thanks
>> Matt

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