[Chimera-users] coloring by element

Jane Norman Jane.Norman at bristol.ac.uk
Fri Oct 10 02:09:24 PDT 2014

thanks v much, I'll give that a go...

On 9 October 2014 18:46, Elaine Meng <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:

> Hi Jane,
> I think you just wanted to apply the "heteroatom" color-coding to that
> residue.  For example, select it and use
> menu: Actions… Color.. by heteroatom
> or
> command: color byhet sel
> That will keep the carbons as their current color but use the element
> color-coding for the others.  Or, you could use "by element"  instead,
> which will also color the carbons by element (gray).
> <
> http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/colortables.html#byelement
> >
> If I misunderstood your question, you could try asking it again.  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 Oct 9, 2014, at 4:40 AM, Jane Norman <Jane.Norman at bristol.ac.uk> wrote:
> > Hello
> >
> > I am new to using chimera and I have been struggling with one aspect.
> I'm trying to mutate one residue in my protein, by using the command swapaa
> leu :310, this seems to work nicely,
> >
> > To show the amino acid I then go in to "tools" then "sequence" and
> select this mutated residue and then go to "actions" then "atoms/bond" and
> "show" and the residue is displayed, however it is displayed as a block
> colour which I can't seem to change the colour scheme of the amino acid to
> match other residues which I've displayed nearby (e.g showing different
> colours (white/blue/red for different groups on the amino acid). i can
> easily change the block coulr of the whole reside but not to match the
> helpful scheme of he other displayed residues.
> >
> > However If I just pick an unmutated residue to display it shows it in
> the same style as the other residues (which is what I want for my mutated
> one)
> >
> > I hope that makes sense I couldn't find the answer in the help section
> >
> > Thank you very much for your time
> >
> > Jane
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