[Chimera-users] Color Key

YangMingjun mjyang at dicp.ac.cn
Thu Apr 23 18:45:22 PDT 2009

Dear Professor,

      Thanks very much.
   I can't find the Color Key icon in my installed Chimera following the step in the link. Is it due to the version I am using?
   I am using Windows os and chimera-1[1].2422-win32.exe

>I forgot to mention that you can drag colors from the squares in the  
>Model Panel to the squares in the Color Key dialog.  That is probably  
>the easiest way to make the intermediate colors match.
>On Apr 23, 2009, at 9:32 AM, Elaine Meng wrote:
>> Dear Mingjun,
>> Oh, now I see -- you want a color key!  Yes, you can do that in
>> Chimera:  choose Tools... Utilities... Color Key.  In that dialog you
>> can set the colors and the value labels.  You can click and drag with
>> the mouse to draw the key in the Chimera window.  If you need more
>> text, you can add it with 2D Labels, which is another tab on the same
>> dialog as Color Key.
>> Here is the full description:
>> <http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/ContributedSoftware/2dlabels/
>> 2dlabels.html#colorkey>
>> and here is an example image with both Color Key and 2D Labels:
>> <http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/feature_highlights/2gbp-bfactor.png>
>> You would add that stuff while you are still in Chimera, and then
>> when you save the image, it will be included.  You might also be
>> interested in this page on "tips" for making images:
>> <http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/print.html#tips>
>> I hope this helps,
>> Elaine
>> -----
>> 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
>>                        http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/home/meng/index.html
>> On Apr 23, 2009, at 12:18 AM, YangMingjun wrote:
>>> Dear Professor,
>>>    Thanks so much. I am the first time to use Chimera so I am sorry
>>> that if my questions seem to be too simple...  Sorry that I didn't
>>> describe my question clearly in last post.
>>> I had got the figure of 20 frames which are colored by using the
>>> command "rainbow models red, blue". Then I saved the figure with
>>> the file name a.png. Now I'd like to use the color range to denote
>>> each frame in the paper, e.g. color range from red to blue gradual
>>> changes corresponds to colors used by model 1 to 20 in the saved
>>> figure. Since I don't know what is the name it is should be called
>>> in English language, I send you an example in the attachment.
>>> Many thanks.
>>> Mingjun
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