[Chimera-users] Import IMOD models into Chimera

Tom Goddard goddard at sonic.net
Fri May 27 11:59:03 PDT 2011

Hi Tom,

   Yes, you should be able to use Chimera File/Open... to open your IMOD 
surfaces (*.mod).  Chimera only reads the binary ".mod" files not the 
ASCII ones.  The IMOD files contain surfaces, not volume data.  I think 
IMOD often uses the file suffix ".rec" for the volume data itself.  I 
think "rec" stands for reconstruction and the actual format is MRC format.


> Hi all,
> Is it possible to open IMOD model files in Chimera? I have used IMOD
> (with imodmesh) to generate a model of my structure and would now like
> to load this IMOD model file (.mod) as a volume into Chimera. Is that
> doable?
> Thanks a lot in advance and big cheers,
> Tom

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