[Chimera-users] label

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Sep 9 08:45:26 PDT 2009

Hi Bala,
Yes, in recent daily builds you can move the regular (3D) labels by  
specifying "offset" along with the command "label" or "rlabel," or by  
dragging the label with the mouse (default Ctrl-right button).   
Example command:

rlabel offset 0.5,1,2.2 nucleic acid

The numbers are x,y,z distances, so that command would offset the  
labels 0.5 angstrom to the right, 1 angstrom up, and 2.2 angstroms  
toward the viewer.

Documentation for the commands:

For using the mouse:

I don't understand what you are saying about the lighting -- in my  
tests that is working fine, although it may not affect the labels very  
much.  If you think there is a problem, you should use "Help... Report  
a Bug" and include much more information, such as all the steps you  
tried, what happened, and how that was different than what you expected.

I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Sep 9, 2009, at 1:45 AM, Bala subramanian wrote:

> Friends,
> Is there any possiblity to move a 3D label along a particular axis  
> in chimera 1.4. I labelled the residues of a DNA molecule using  
> rlabel command. Some residue labels are displayed behind the base of  
> the DNA. I tried to change the lighting also but it vain.
> Thanks,
> Bala

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