[Chimera-users] colour with coulombic potential

giulia zanetti giulia.zanetti79 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 17 12:58:41 PST 2013

Thank you Elaine,

then maybe there is a way to copy/transfer a selection of residues from one
model to its copy?


On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 6:37 PM, Elaine Meng <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:

> Hi Giulia,
> Sorry, there is no "bring to front" option or ability to color only part
> of a surface by Coulombic ESP.
> As you found out, the workaround to get partial Coulombic coloring is to
> use two copies of surface.  Instructions are given in this previous post:
> <
> http://plato.cgl.ucsf.edu/pipermail/chimera-users/2012-November/008168.html
> >
> I would recommend first experimenting to see which copy of the surface
> "wins" display, then using that copy for the Coulombic coloring.
> 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 Jan 17, 2013, at 7:51 AM, giulia zanetti wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I am trying to colour with coulombing potential only a portion of the
> surface I generated, and show it together with the rest of the surface,
> coloured in grey.
> > The way I've done it is to create a duplicate of the pdb model, generate
> surface1 from the full model, and surface2 from the selected area, and
> colour with coulombic potential only surface2.
> > The issue is that sometimes surface1 is "in front" of surface2, and the
> only way to see surface2 is to hide surface1. This is not related to the
> order I create the surfaces apparently, but rather to the order I created
> the models.
> >
> > Is there a way to "bring to front" or " send to back" surfaces or models
> for display purposes, rather than copying models (and re-doing the
> selection for the residues that I want coloured?).
> > Or a way to colour with potential only the selected area of a surface?
> > Thanks!
> > Giulia
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