[Chimera-users] Residue Labeling

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Jan 4 14:47:09 PST 2010

On Jan 4, 2010, at 2:30 PM, Thiruvarangan Ramaraj wrote:

> Hi Elaine,
> Is there a way to label so that everything is clearly visible. Right  
> now I think it is showing in 3D which makes some labels hidden  
> behind, you have to rotate a bit to have see it.
> Thank You.
> -Thiru

Hi Thiru,
There is no way to automatically make all the 3D labels visible, but  
you can specify offsets in the labeling command (label or rlabel), or  
grab and move an individual label with Ctrl-right mouse button  
(assuming you have the default mouse settings).

For nice publication and presentation images, I use 2D Labels (under  
Tools... Utilities) instead of the regular 3D labels.  In that case,  
however, you have to type them in individually, and the labels do not  
move along with the structure.

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

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