[Chimera-users] van der Waals surface volume

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Nov 15 16:36:35 PST 2011

Hi Jake,
Sorry, I can't think of any way to have Chimera calculate the volume inside the VDW surface of a molecule.
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 15, 2011, at 2:25 PM, Jacob Alan Spooner wrote:

> Hello chimera-users, 
> I am wondering if and how I can get a volume for the van der Waals surface of my molecule.  I know how to generate the vdw surface, and also how the volume and surface area for the solvent excluded surface, however the same method does not seem to work for the vdw surface as it does not show up in my model panel.  I tried setting the probe radius of the MSMS to zero but it does not allow this so I am stumped on how I could obtain the volume of my vdw surface. 
> Thanks in advance 
> Jake Spooner

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