[Chimera-users] Define plane or planes matched to hither or yon clip planes

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Apr 27 09:43:50 PDT 2016

Hi Oli,
The closest thing I can think of is that the per-model clipping command has an option to put the front and back of the slab at the hither and yon planes.  It’s “mclip” command with option “match nearfar” … but as you said, it is cumbersome to repeat for multiple models before turning everything 90 degrees.


Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                       
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Apr 27, 2016, at 8:25 AM, Oliver Clarke <olibclarke at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I often encounter cases where I am showing a slab of density or model (or both), clipped using the global clip planes, and would like to show the viewer a thumbnail illustrating the position of these clip planes from an orientation orthogonal to the viewing direction (similar to what is shown in side view), to give context.
> Is there any way to define either two planes, one matched to the current yon and one matched to the global hither, or one thick plane with the thickness defined such that one side matches hither and the other yon?
> Alternatively I guess I can do this using the model-specific clip planes, but that's a little cumbersome to do when many models/maps are involved.
> Cheers,
> Oli

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