[Chimera-users] Chimera inquiry: .py to .u3d conversion
goddard at sonic.net
Mon Aug 13 13:26:16 PDT 2012
I made a 3D PDF using U3D format from a electron microscopy map exported
by Chimera about 4 years ago as described on the Chimera mailing list:
It was not a simple procedure. I haven't heard of any really easy ways
to go about this.
> Hi Will,
> Sounds like you might be trying to prepare a 3D PDF file.
> I use Chimera to output a .OBJ file (File > Export). Then I import it using DAZStudio and then export as .U3D.
> There are probably other ways to do this, but this works well for me.
> NB: A .py file will not work — this file is just a list of instructions or recipe for recreating the scene — it does not contain any 3D information.
> Hope that helps,
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> From: Will Jones <joneswill03 at gmail.com<mailto:joneswill03 at gmail.com>>
> Date: Monday, August 13, 2012 12:44 PM
> To: "chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu<mailto:chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu>" <chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu<mailto:chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu>>
> Subject: [Chimera-users] Chimera inquiry: .py to .u3d conversion
> My name is Will. I'm a researcher at the University of Iowa. Our group has been using your Chimera software to visualize a model of our protein of interest. It's been very helpful but I've run into a small issue that I'd like to ask your advice on. I'm trying to convert the 3d image of the saved .py file into a universal 3D file (.u3d). I have tried several types of conversion software including polytrans/nugraph, 3DVIA Composer, and CS5 Adobe Photoshop with no success. Could you please tell me if conversion of .py to .u3d is possible, and if so how I might go about it. Thank you, I appreciate your time.
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> University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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