[Chimera-users] how to use the command of "savepos" and "scene"

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Jul 5 11:11:13 PDT 2012

Are you trying to save a map file after fitting?  The savepos and scene commands do not save files.

To save a map you would use the "volume" command or the Volume Viewer tool, File menu.

Another important thing is that the rotations/translations are not part of the map file format, so to save map results after fitting, you first need to create a new resampled map, as explained here:

On Jul 5, 2012, at 10:44 AM, Elaine Meng wrote:

> Dear Qinfen,
> If you use command "savepos name" that will save a position named "name."  There are no results, it is just saving (remembering) the position.  If you move the view after that, you can go back to the position with command "reset name".
> Elaine
> On Jul 3, 2012, at 6:26 PM, Qinfen Zhang wrote:
>> Dear Dr.Meng,
>> If I use "savepos" without the "~", there is no any response and results coming out. 
>> many thanks.
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>> 张勤奋(Qinfen Zhang)(Ph.D)
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>> 2012/7/4 Elaine Meng <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu>
>> Hi Qinfen,
>> "~savepos" is for forgetting a position that was already saved.  You probably want to use "savepos" without the "~"!
>> 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 Jul 3, 2012, at 8:00 AM, Qinfen Zhang wrote:
>>> Dear All
>>> I'd like to use the commond "savepos" or "scene" to save the maps' rotations and translations relative to input coordinates, etc., but when I used the command:
>>> ~savepos ****(a name I write)  , or ~scene *****
>>> There are errors reminder:No position named *****, or  No scene named ****
>>> The versions I have tried include 1.6.1-linux_x86_64 and 1.6.2-linux_x86_64. Both of them have same problems.
>>> Could you kindly tell me how to use the savepos or scene, or how to resolve my problems?
>>> Millions thanks
>>> Qinfen
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