[Chimera-users] saving a rotated map

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Sep 13 12:53:00 PDT 2012

Hi Filip,
Ah yes, a commonly asked question.  The problem is that map formats do not accomodate rotation information.  Please see here for solutions for "saving maps after fitting":


Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D. 
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Sep 13, 2012, at 12:24 PM, Filip Van Petegem wrote:

> Dear chimera users,
> I have a problem with saving a cryoEM map after rotating/translating
> it. I've used the 'fit in map' option to superpose 2 maps (in ccp4
> format)  This seems to work fine, but when I save the reoriented map
> (in any of the available formats), and try to open it, it is back to
> the original position.
> Is there any way to save the reoriented map file?
> Best regards,
> Filip Van Petegem

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