[Chimera-users] how to link three EM confirmations in morph map

Thomas Goddard goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Nov 19 17:14:14 PST 2009

Hi Chris,

   In Morph Map dialog only allows morphing between two maps.  But the 
"vop morph" command (new in Chimera 1.4, get release candidate) can 
morph between any number of maps:


The command would look like

	vop morph #0,1,2 constantVolume true model #5

This morphs from map #0 to #1 to #2. The "constantVolume true" option 
means to adjust the contour level so the enclosed volume stays constant. 
  The "model #5" just gives the number for the map that the command 
creates.  It is useful to specify that so that if you run the command 
again it simply reuses that map instead of creating another copy.  There 
are more options to control how fine the steps should be, scale factors, 
how many frames (bounces back and forth 0->1->2->1->0 if more frames are 
given), and others in the manual page listed above.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [Chimera-users] how to link three EM confirmations in morph map
From: Chris Arthur
To: chimera-users
Date: 11/19/09 3:51 PM

> I am wondering what would be the best way to link three EM maps using 
> Morph Map? I have three sequential conformations of a protein and I 
> would like to show a movie morphing from 1 to 2 to 3 if possible.
> Thanks in advance for any tips.
> Regards,
> Chris
> Christopher Arthur  Ph.D.
> Staff Scientist
> Milligan/Unwin Lab
> The Scripps Research Institute

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