[Chimera-users] making ribbon representaiton

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Sat Dec 13 08:14:50 PST 2008

Hi Bala,
Currently there is no way to draw a ribbon or smooth tube for P-only  
nucleic acid chains.  It is the same situation as for the CA-only  
peptide chains.  There is already a request (#3781) in our tracking  
database to allow drawing ribbons for CA-only peptides, and you are on  
the notification list for when something is done about this.  I will  
update that request to mention P-only nucleic acid chains, and that a  
tube (which does not require calculation of residue orientations) may  

I can only suggest showing the P-trace as sticks, which I agree does  
not look as nice as a smooth tube.
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

On Dec 13, 2008, at 6:55 AM, Bala subramanian wrote:

> Hello all,
> I have a pdb file of a RNA duplex containing only the Phosphate  
> atoms. How to make chimera to draw the ribbon representation. This  
> is possible in vmd by using Tube as graphic style but i want to know  
> if i can make it in Chimera too.
> Bala
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