[Chimera-users] Rotating a model by exactly 90 degrees

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Dec 20 08:53:12 PST 2011

Yes, "turn" or "roll" specifies exact rotations, "move" exact translations.

The rotation commands also allow you to specify center and axis of rotation (it doesn't have to be X, Y, or Z).


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 20, 2011, at 8:08 AM, girvin at icar.bioc.aecom.yu.edu wrote:

> Hi Konrad,
> Maybe try the "turn" (turn axis degress) command?
> "turn y 90" should give you a 90 degree rotation about the y axis
> On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 03:35:29PM +0100, Konrad Hinsen wrote
>> Hi everyone,
>> I need to rotate a model by exactly 90 degrees around the Y axis. Mouse 
>> precision is not enough. I spent some time searching the command list for 
>> something appropriate, but without success. Is there really no way to do 
>> this?
>> Thanks in advance,
>>  Konrad.

More information about the Chimera-users mailing list