[Chimera-users] Rainbow by secondary structural element?

Oliver Clarke olibclarke at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 08:01:47 PDT 2014

Hi all,

Currently, the rainbow function can operate at the levels of per residue, per chain or per model.

I was wondering whether it would be feasible in a future release to add an additional level, coloring per secondary structural element?

This would be particularly handy for structures of membrane proteins, where it is often desirable to color each helix/strand a different color, while not varying the color along the helix (and not coloring residues in loops etc). 

Even better would be to have separate “rainbow helix” “rainbow strand” and “rainbow secstruc” commands for finer control, but this is probably not really necessary.


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