[Chimera-users] placing models on the same plane

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Sun Dec 9 09:56:16 PST 2012

Hi Bala,
For me it is usually easiest just to superimpose them and then spread them out, but yes, you could just move one structure or the other.  The hard part is knowing when to stop moving it; one way is to also look in the Side View.

You could either 
(1) use commands to move only one or the other, e.g.

move z 30 mod 1


(2) "freeze" one so that only the other one moves with the mouse. Freezing = deactivating:

By default, Z-translation is Ctrl-middle mouse button.

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 Dec 9, 2012, at 8:13 AM, Bala subramanian wrote:

> Friends,
> I open two pdb files. When i visualize them, one model is far away
> from the viewer and another is closer. I want to put both models on
> the same plane in order to make a figure. Is there any way to do this
> without doing a fitting.
> Thanks,
> Bala

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