[Chimera-users] [chimera-dev] Hydrophobicity

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Sep 18 10:06:59 PDT 2008

On Sep 18, 2008, at 9:54 AM, Leo O'Young wrote:

> Hi Elaine,
> Thanks for such a quick and detailed response.
> I am looking to get the Hydrophobicity-Surface model so
> the it will look smoother...the edges not so rough.
> I am not very technical, hopefully I am making some sense.
> I have attached a file.
> Thanks again,
> Leo

Hi Leo,
In that case, I think you want to change the "vertex density" surface  
parameter mentioned in the previous message.  That uses a greater  
number of points and thus triangles in the surface, leading to a  
smoother appearance.  However, be aware that doing this may decrease  
the interactivity (slow down responses to movements with the mouse)  
depending on your computer, so you may need to experiment a little to  
find a happy medium.  Actually the picture you sent is of a rather  
small molecule, so I don't think there will be any slowdown.  If you  
were showing a huge protein or several proteins it would be more likely.

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