[Chimera-users] Specifc silouhettes

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Nov 5 09:09:13 PST 2013

Hi Max,
The silhouettes are "all or none" in that they always apply to all models.  However, in some cases you can fake the appearance of specific silhouettes by using the selection outlines and just the selecting the parts you want to have silhouettes.  You can change the selection outline color from green to black or some other color.

However, it might not look as good.  When I tried this on a density surface with some ribbons inside, the selection outline only went around the perimeter of the isosurface and did not outline some of the other bumps like the real silhouettes did.

You can change the selection outline color in Preferences (menu: Favorites… Preferences).  In Chimera 1.8 and older, in preferences category: Background, or in Chimera 1.9 daily builds, category: Selection, there is a "Selection highlight color" setting. 

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 Nov 5, 2013, at 5:40 AM, <m.maletta at nki.nl> wrote:

> Dear All
> I have docked an X-ray model inside an EM density (mrc). I would like to visualize the density (mrc) with the silhouettes option on and pdb file with the silhouettes option off. 
> Is this possible?
> Best
> Max

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