[Chimera-users] Distance label

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Jan 19 10:09:11 PST 2012

The next daily build will include the ability to adjust the location of 
pseudobond labels.

     -- Greg

On 01/19/2012 09:45 AM, Damien Larivière wrote:
> Hi Elaine,
> Thank you very much for this reply.
> About moving distance labels: This is not for a figure, just for 
> visualizing the change of the distance during a morph between several 
> configurations. I saw that I can simply look at the Distance window, 
> where the distance is updated in real-time.
> Thanks
> Damien
> On 19/01/2012 18:41, Elaine Meng wrote:
>> Hi Damien,
>> The font style and size for all (3D) labels collectively can be set 
>> in the Preferences (under Favorites in the menu), category: Background.
>> <http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/preferences.html#Background> 
>> Although you can move atom/residue labels with mouse Ctrl-right drag, 
>> that doesn't work for bond/pseudobond labels like the distance value.
>> If this is for a figure, consider first setting up the view and then 
>> using 2D Labels (under Tools... Utilities) instead of 3D labels.  
>> This tool allows creating/moving labels, including symbols like 
>> Angstrom symbol, Greek letters, and arrows, anywhere in the 2D plane, 
>> and they can be in all different sizes and colors.  These are not 
>> associated with specific atoms and bonds and do not move along with 
>> the structure.
>> <http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/ContributedSoftware/2dlabels/2dlabels.html> 
>> I hope this helps,
>> Elaine
>> ----------
>> Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.
>> UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
>> Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
>> University of California, San Francisco
>> On Jan 19, 2012, at 2:06 AM, Damien Larivière wrote:
>>> Dear all,
>>> I often use the distance tool in order to display the distance 
>>> between two atoms. It is possible to set several parameters to 
>>> render the distance (line, stick, color, display the Angstrom symbol 
>>> or not,...).
>>> I would like to increase the size of the label indicating the 
>>> distance in Angstrom, and eventually to move the label somewhere 
>>> else in the viewport. Is it possible to do that?
>>> Thanks
>>> Damien
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