[Chimera-users] color spill

Yadong Yu yuyadong at gmail.com
Tue Feb 5 14:48:00 PST 2013

Thanks Elaine. I updated Chimera to version 1.7, and the problem is gone. I
guess it is a specific issue with the 64bit Linux version of 1.6.2.


On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 1:34 PM, Elaine Meng <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:

> 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.
> Best,
> 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 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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