[Chimera-users] drawing elipsolids
kerenl at salilab.org
Wed Dec 2 17:32:57 PST 2009
It would be quite useful to have the shape command include ellipsoids.
As I intend to use it for low resolution visualization purposes, the
axes would not necessarily be aligned to the natural coordinate system.
Thanks again ! :)
On Dec 2, 2009, at 5:09 PM, Thomas Goddard wrote:
> Hi Keren,
> There is currently no Chimera command to draw a generic ellipsoid.
> The natural command to do this would be "shape" which currently can
> draw spheres, cylinders, icosahedrons, ... but not ellipsoids.
> The "measure inertia" command draws an ellipsoid matching the moment
> of inertia of specified atoms or surfaces.
> Chimera can also draw thermal ellipsoids from anisotropic B-factors
> given in PDB ANISOU records.
> Some Python code can of course make ellipsoids.
> Let me know if you'd like the shape command enhanced to include
> ellipsoids and whether axes not aligned with x,y,z are needed.
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [Chimera-users] drawing elipsolids
> From: Keren Lasker
> To: chimera-users
> Date: 12/2/09 3:36 PM
>> Dear Chimera team,
>> Is there a way to draw ellipsoids in Chimera. The ellipsoid is
>> defined by its center and 3 radii.
>> Thanks for your help.
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