[Chimera-users] center of rotation

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Dec 30 10:18:57 PST 2010

Alternatively, you can control-click on the atom to select it and then  
choose Actions->Set Pivot in the menus to make it the center of  


	Eric Pettersen
	UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

On Dec 30, 2010, at 9:51 AM, Elaine Meng wrote:

> Hi Bill,
> You can use the command "cofr" with specified atoms (including "sel"  
> as the specification if the atom or atoms are selected).
> <http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/midas/cofr.html>
> There are several different rotation modes, and you can switch among  
> them using either "cofr" or the Rotation tool (under Tools...  
> Movement in the menu).
> <http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/sideview.html#rotation 
> >
> I hope this helps,
> Elaine
> -----
> 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 29, 2010, at 3:55 PM, Bill Montfort wrote:
>> I'm returning to chimera after many years away and am quite  
>> impressed with the program, save for one issue: rotating about the  
>> screen center. My favorite way of viewing structures is for the  
>> rotation to be about a center of my choosing, as is common in many  
>> graphics programs (e.g. COOT). I would prefer to pick an atom on  
>> the screen and have this become the rotation center.  Is there a  
>> simple way to accomplish this in chimera? A small point perhaps,  
>> but one that is frustrating for me.......
>> Bill Montfort
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