[Chimera-users] Applying settings from one molecule to another

Oliver Clarke olibclarke at gmail.com
Tue Oct 28 15:02:06 PDT 2014

Elaine - thank you, this is exactly what I was looking for! 

> On Oct 28, 2014, at 5:35 PM, Elaine Meng <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:
> Hi Oliver, 
> I don't know if it covers everything you had in mind, but there is something like this for the molecule-specific settings (not the global settings)… see command "mcopy":
> <http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/midas/mcopy.html>
> 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 28, 2014, at 2:23 PM, Oliver Clarke <olibclarke at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Is it possible (or if not, might it be worth considering in a future version) to apply the display settings (colors, ribbon/stick display etc) from one molecule to another?
>> I’ thinking particularly about a case when one develops a figure with quite complicated coloring and so forth, saves it as a session (potentially with multiple views etc), and then obtains a new, better set of coordinates (from a later refinement, for example). Obviously such a feature would only apply to the atoms in common between the two models (if they are allowed to differ at all), but I feel like this would be a very handy feature to have.
>> Best,
>> Oliver.

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