[Chimera-users] color spill

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Feb 5 13:34:22 PST 2013

Hi Yadong,
I could not reproduce the problem, even with the lines you sent.   All I can say is to be careful to select only the part you want to color.  Maybe there was more than one chain A, if you had multiple models?  You could also try using a command, e.g.

color red #0:..a

to color chain A of model 0 red.
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D. 
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Feb 5, 2013, at 1:23 PM, Yadong Yu wrote:

> Hi there,
> I have a color spill problem when drawing a few figures of a hexamer. The coordinates of 6 protomers were saved into a PDB file. I wanted to color chain A red and the rest gray, so I selected chain A and colored it with red. The red color strangely spilled to an N-terminal segment of the next chain. I think there is some problem with the format of my PDB file, but don't know exactly what is wrong. Here's the end of A and begin of B where spill happend:
> Any suggestion? Thank you!
> Yadong

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