[Chimera-users] Worm color gradient

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Dec 11 17:25:12 PST 2008

Hi Markus,
We're glad you like the worms!  Unfortunately, there is no option to  
change the color smoothly along the worm instead of using a single  
color per residue segment.  This is a current limitation of ribbon  
coloring in general (not just worms).  Sorry about that.  In the  
future we would like to add this capability of gradually changing the  
ribbon color from residue to residue.  I'll make sure it goes on the  
"to do" list of requested features.
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                          meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Dec 11, 2008, at 4:38 PM, Markus Voehler wrote:

> The worm tool has many wonderful options to adjust the ribbon size
> according to the b-factor or occupancy, including the options of
> abruptly changing the radius for each residue or a smooth change. It
> also allows to change the colors varying on the values used. I can
> not find an option to display smooth transitions for the colors that
> would correspond to the smooth transition of the radius. All I see is
> the color changing abruptly for each residue. Is a smooth color
> transition available?
> Sincerely,
> Markus

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