[Chimera-users] Display solvent-accessible surface?

Hurt, Darrell (NIH/NIAID) [E] darrellh at niaid.nih.gov
Fri Sep 17 08:46:54 PDT 2010

Hi there,

I’ve tried searching the archives and found some interesting information, but nothing specific to this question. Elaine’s response was particularly helpful:

>From the documentation, it seems that Chimera only displays solvent-excluded surfaces:

I understand that I can map solvent-accessibility to this surface using “Render Attributes”, but I would like to display the actual solvent-accessible surface. I want to do this because it is my understanding that electrostatic potential mapping to a solvent-accessible surface is often more informative than to a solvent-excluded surface:

Can it be done?


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