[Chimera-users] 3D dashed lines

M Sundaramoorthy m.sundaramoorthy at gmail.com
Sat Nov 27 18:55:16 PST 2010

Hi Elaine,
Thanks for your prompt reply. Perhaps, I imagined dotted stick in the image
of 2zcp active site in Analysis/Comparison tutorial. I'll just stick to what
is available now.

On the Side View panel, I found extremely faint grey square/lines and now my
eyes are trained to find them.

On Sat, Nov 27, 2010 at 3:47 PM, Elaine Meng <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:

> Hi Sundar,
> Currently there is no dashed or dotted stick option for pseudobonds in the
> interactive view, sorry.  I don't know which tutorial image you mean -- I
> made the tutorials in the User's Guide and I'm pretty sure they don't have
> any such images.
> I can think of one way to make dotted or dashed stick pseudobonds in a
> static image from Chimera, but that is with the "neon" command, which is not
> available on Windows.
> <http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/midas/neon.html>
> Raytracing with Povray from Chimera will make a static image with solid
> stick pseudobond even when it is shown as a line in the interactive view,
> but even if the line is dashed or dotted, the stick is continuous
> (unfortunately).  At least, that's what happened just now when I tried it in
> recent builds of both version 1.5 and 1.6.
> <http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/raytracing.html>
> I can't answer the Side View part, but it might be a graphics driver issue
> -- you could try updating your graphics driver.
> Regards,
> 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 Nov 27, 2010, at 8:59 AM, M Sundaramoorthy wrote:
> > I like to show pseudobonds (H-bonds, metal coordinations and distances)
> as solid dotted or dashed lines.
> >
> > To draw dashed/dotted line I can choose dashed line style in the
> Pseduobond attributes panel. But it works only with bond style 'wire' not
> with 'stick'. It can essentially draws flat lines. How do I show 3D
> dashed/dotted lines? Some images in the tutorial do have such lines
> represented as dotted (spheres) lines.
> >
> > Another problem I have is that the Side View panel shows the image but
> does not show the eye (the small square) and the clipping planes (vertical
> lines). I am using Chimera 1.5rc in Windows Vista.
> >
> > Thanks
> > Sundar
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