[Chimera-users] Volume planes tool

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Aug 8 11:28:10 PDT 2008

Hi Jeff,
Here is another idea, still not exactly what you were asking for, but  
perhaps worth a look.  You can use the Per-Model Clipping tool (under  
Tools... Depiction) to show a thin slab of the data, and you can  
interactively rotate and translate the slab any way you want relative  
to the data with the mouse.

Just choose which model to clip, enable clipping, turn on slab mode  
and adjust clipping with mouse.  You may also want to adjust the  
contour level in Volume Viewer.

I tried it on emd_1274.map in the production release (1.2540).  You  
can use it on solid, surface, or mesh volume displays.  Below I  
attach an image of a slab surface display together with an unclipped  
solid display (a second copy of the same data).

There is also a command to control per-model clipping in a script,  
mclip.  It lets you specify location/orientation in the data  
coordinate system or the viewing coordinate system.

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

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