[Chimera-users] command line

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Feb 9 08:32:25 PST 2015

Hi Dieter,
No worries, it can be hard to find the information sometimes! There is another mandatory argument following the axis, the index of the plane to show.

Usage of the option is given here:

planes axis,start[,end[,increment[,depth]]]

… where "start" is the index of the plane to show, could be an integer or real number.  The brackets indicate optional arguments, but start isn't optional. Thus, your command could be something like:

volume all planes z,10

(no space after the comma)  If you want to show planes of different indices for the different volumes, you would need to use a separate command for each with the actual model number instead of "all".  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 Feb 9, 2015, at 3:49 AM, Dieter Blaas <dieter.blaas at meduniwien.ac.at> wrote:

> Hi,
>   sorry for asking again an old question but I lost the solution:
> how do I show single solid planes of several volumes?
> I tried: 'vol all style solid plane one axis z' and many combinations thereof but it always tells me:
> 'volume invalid planes argument "one": Value must be one of x,y,z, got "one"
> when I try ' vol all style solid plane z' it tells me:
> 'volume invalid planes argument "z"' and so on....
> Thanks a lot for your patience, best, Dieter

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