[Chimera-users] Combining volumes in the new Chimera version

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Dec 10 10:40:27 PST 2008

On Dec 9, 2008, at 2:13 PM, Martin Kampmann wrote:

> Hello,
> I just downloaded the new Chimera version and tried to combine
> different models (density maps) into one volume, using the new
> 'combine' function, (e.g. combine #1 #2), but it returned an error
> message.
> Is it only possible to combine atomic structures (such as PDB files),
> or is there a way to combine volumes/density?

Yes, "combine" can only combine molecular models.  I'm not even sure  
how you would combine maps unless 2 out of 3 of their dimensions were  
the same and they were precisely aligned along the remaining axis.

> Thanks a lot!
> Martin
> P.S.: Thank you so much for developing Chimera! I enjoy working with
> this program a lot!

We're happy you like it!  Except for "combine" of course. ;-)


                         Eric Pettersen
                         UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

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