[Chimera-users] Copy a pdb display configuration to another pdb model

Tom Goddard goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Mar 10 11:51:07 PDT 2009

Hi Xiangan,

  I've added a new Chimera command "mcopy" to copy colors, display 
styles, coordinates and other settings from one molecule to another.

    mcopy #0 #1

will copy the colors, display styles (ribbon, stick, sphere, ...), and 
visibility (which atoms/residues shown) from molecule #0 to molecule 
#1.   To copy other attributes such as atom coordinates, molecule 
placement (transform), or labels use the "settings" option:

    mcopy #0 #1 settings lxp

copies just atom/residue labels, atomic coordinates and placement.  The 
recognized settings are: c = color, s = style, v = visibilty, l = 
labels, x = coords, p = placement, a = all.  The default is "csv".

  This command will be in tonight's Chimera builds.



Xiangan Liu wrote:
> Tom,
> I asked you a question in BPS meeting regarding the implementation of 
> copying a display configuration of a pdb file to anoth pdb with the 
> same sequences. Did you get chance to implement it into chimera daily 
> release? If yes, what is the command. If not, can you send me the 
> corresponding python codes to me?
> Thanks,
> Xiangan

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