[Chimera-users] How to clip surface using mclip

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Dec 3 09:16:51 PST 2009

Dear Richard,
A somewhat ugly workaround is to open an additional copy of the  
structure and only show the surface for the copy.  Then you will have  
a surface with a model number that differs from the corresponding  
structure.  It may be a hassle, however, since in the movie script you  
will need to be careful to move the surface along with the structure  
-- the two models with different numbers will not be coupled  
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Dec 3, 2009, at 8:29 AM, Marhoefer, R (Richard) wrote:

> Dear Chimera Team and Users,
> I like to clip the surface of a model (but not the model itself)  
> using the command mclip. Unfortunately, this command apparently is  
> waiting for a model number and therefore works on the surface as  
> well as the model itself.
> On the other hand, the interactive tool "Per Model Clipping" allows  
> to clip the surface only. Because I like to use clipping in a movie,  
> using the interactive interface is not an option. Does anybody know  
> how this could be acomplished using the command line?
> Kind regards,
> Richard

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