[Chimera-users] rotate command

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Jan 24 09:02:53 PST 2011

Hi Alex,
You could use the command "turn," for example

turn y 90

would turn all active models 90 degrees around the "laboratory" Y axis, which is vertical in the plane of the screen.  You could instead specify some axis in the coordinate system of a model, or specify that only certain models should move, specify the center of rotation etc. -- details are in the manual page for "turn":


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

On Jan 23, 2011, at 9:33 PM, Alexandra Deaconescu wrote:

> Hi everyone:
> I am sure this can be done in Chimera, but I just could not find the  
> proper command - I want to simply rotate a pdb file by let's say 90  
> degrees. Now, if I want to also rotate a map (so both map and pdb at  
> the same time), what would I use?  Can anyone help? Many thanks!!!
> Bests,
> Alex

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