[Chimera-users] Splitting surfnet surfaces and calculate enclosedvolume.

Jean-Didier Maréchal jeandidier.marechal at uab.es
Thu Mar 27 10:34:42 PDT 2008

Great! Both answers have been useful!

Just two small questions:
1. Is it possible to call for an accelerator from the python shell using
2. Could I rename the individual surfaces? 


On Wed, 2008-03-26 at 12:04 -0700, Tom Goddard wrote:
> Hi JD,
>   You can split the surfnet surface into separate selectable pieces by 
> selecting the whole surface (ctrl-left-button) then using keyboard 
> shortcut "Sc" (split connected pieces).  You have to enable keyboard 
> shortcuts with menu entry Tools / General Controls / Accelerators On.  
> After this you can select individual pieces and measure their volumes 
> with the "mv" shortcut.  You can select all of the pieces and use "mv" 
> to get a list of volumes for all the pieces.  "ma" lists areas.  Each 
> piece is numbered and you that number will be shown in a pop-up if you 
> the mouse over it.
>   You can run the measure volumes shortcut  (mv) from Python code using:
> import MeasureVolume
> MeasureVolume.report_selected_volumes()
> This code is in your Chimera distribution in 
> chimera/share/MeasureVolume/__init__.py.
>     Tom

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