[Chimera-users] Saving Images

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Aug 9 09:47:54 PDT 2012

Hi Miguel,
Not silly at all... but you would have to figure out the coordinates for each "dash" (cylinder) or "dot" (sphere).  Also, these objects are not editable once created, so there may need to be some iterations of deletion and re-creation to get the proper size and color.  Bild format description:

Another alternative is to use the "shape" command to make cylinder- or sphere-shaped surfaces.  These are not shape/size editable but the colors can be changed easily.   For example,

open 2mnr; focus ions; rep wire
shape sphere color yellow radius .1 center 27,4.8,17.4 modelid 2
shape sphere color yellow radius .1 center 27.5,5.3,17.6 modelid 2
shape sphere color yellow radius .1 center 28,5.8,17.8 modelid 2
color hot pink #2


Thanks for the thought,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D. 
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Aug 9, 2012, at 1:19 AM, Miguel Ortiz Lombardía wrote:

> Le 08/08/12 22:59, Elaine Meng a écrit :
>> Hi Eric,
>> One further idea is that you can use sticks instead of lines, although the sticks can't be dotted or dashed.  
> Hi Elaine,
> Maybe a silly question, but could they be converted to bild objects?
> If so, perhaps a short script could produce something like dashed sticks
> (which is something we usually want)
> Best regards,
> Miguel

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