[Chimera-users] combining different chains

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Apr 1 13:27:54 PDT 2014

Hello Faeze,
I'm not sure what you mean by combine, but if you mean changing the relative positions, you can do that by freezing one in place and moving the other with the mouse, as described here:

If you mean to put them in the same model, you can try the "copy/combine" function in the  Model Panel (menu: Favorites… Model Panel) or the "combine" command, for example:

combine #0,1 model #2

… that example would copy both models #0 and #1 into a new model, #2.

You would want to make the relative positions correct before combining them into a single model, however.  Also, there isn't really a need to make a single model.  You could just write a PDB file of one model that is in the correct position relative to the other, or just save the whole Chimera session.

You can search the documentation for topics such as the word "combine" using the Chimera menu: Help… Search Documentation. 
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 Mar 31, 2014, at 10:56 PM, faeze mohajer <f.s.mohajer at gmail.com> wrote:

> good day
> I have modeled heavy and light chains of myosin now I want to combine them through chimera, would you plz help me on that
> your faithfully
> PhD Student 
> Faculty of Bioscience and Medical Engineering (FBME)
> Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

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