[Chimera-users] Changue the identifier model number of a structure or marker set

Ana Lucia Alvarez Cabrera anlualca at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 7 09:27:12 PDT 2015

Thanks for the explanation, Elaine.
I will try to make it as you said...hoppefully it will work properly in my script :)



On Fri, 8/7/15, Elaine Meng <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [Chimera-users] Changue the identifier model number of a structure or marker set
 To: "Ana Lucia Alvarez Cabrera" <anlualca at yahoo.com>
 Cc: "chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu" <chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu>
 Date: Friday, August 7, 2015, 6:06 PM
 Hi Ana-Lucia,
 You can use the command “combine” to make a
 copy of the marker set as a new model and “mcopy” to
 transfer all of its settings that weren’t already
 copied.  For example to copy marker set model 0 to model 8
 and remove the original:
 combine #0 model 8 name 'marker set
 mcopy #0 #8
 You must manually specify the
 name (in the example above, 'marker set 1') because
 the other commands won’t transfer it automatically.  You
 can combine all the commands into one line separated by
 semicolons if you don’t want to see the intermediate
 states.  For example (this should all be one line, even if
 the mail program decides to split it up):
 combine #0 model 8 name
 'marker set 1'; mcopy #0 #8; close 0
 (My first idea was to save the
 marker set to file, close the marker set model, then open as
 the new model with something like “open  8
 ~/Desktop/test.cmm”  but when I try that the new model
 number is ignored.  It may be a bug for marker sets, as I
 know if works correctly for pdb files.  The slightly longer
 method above worked correctly in my marker set tests,
 I hope this
 Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                 
 UCSF Computer Graphics Lab
 (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
 Department of
 Pharmaceutical Chemistry
 University of
 California, San Francisco
 Aug 7, 2015, at 2:46 AM, Ana Lucia Alvarez Cabrera <anlualca at yahoo.com>
 > Hi,
 > I am writing a (long) command script to
 make king of fancy (complicated) movie. In order to make the
 things a little bit less complicated in my script, I need to
 change the model number of  some marker sets that I have
 created previously.  How can I change the identifier number
 of  models/marker sets?.  
 > Thanks.
 > Ana-Lucia

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