[Chimera-users] Distance in pi-interactions

George Tzotzos gtzotzos at me.com
Thu Sep 3 12:18:56 PDT 2015



> On 03 Sep 2015, at 21:03, Elaine Meng <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:
> Hi George,
> That’s right, you cannot show a distance line between centroid objects.
> If you want to do that, you have to use a different method to put a fake atom at each centroid, and then measure the distance between the two fake atoms.
> The other method is described in this previous post:
> <http://plato.cgl.ucsf.edu/pipermail/chimera-users/2014-October/010383.html>
> You would probably want to delete the centroid objects first, or just start over without centroid objects, so they won’t get in the way.
> 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 Sep 3, 2015, at 11:51 AM, George Tzotzos <gtzotzos at me.com> wrote:
>> Hi Elaine,
>> It just occurred to me. I used your advice and managed to determine the distance between the two centroids.
>> However, I would like to depict it graphically. Having created the two centroids, c1 and c2, I selected them both by Ctrl-click and Shift-Ctrl-click. In the control panel distance c1 c2 gives me the distance as expected. However, I have not manage to generate a distance line by using the Structure Measurements/Distance tool. I think, it’s because it does not recognise the centroids as atoms. I’m attaching a snapshot of this just in case it helps.
>> Best regards
>> George

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