[Chimera-users] transparency for surface in intersurf

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Jun 5 13:32:05 PDT 2012

Hi JD,
You can use the menu: Actions... Surface... transparency...[%value]

or the "surftransparency" command, where the intersurf surface can be specified by model number (#N) or by selecting it with Ctrl-click and using the word "sel":


Also, in Chimera version 1.7 (fairly recent daily build), there is a "transparency" command that can be used on not just surfaces but other items (atoms, ribbons, etc.):


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 Jun 5, 2012, at 12:44 PM, Jean-Didier Maréchal wrote:

> Hi guys,
> is there a way to change the transparency of intersurf objects? I'd like to have the surface not hiden all the object in behing one given view.
> thanks a lot,
> cheers
> jd

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