[Chimera-users] cif files

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Dec 7 11:39:25 PST 2016

Hi John,
That is one of the major issues addressed in our next-generation program, ChimeraX.

ChimeraX is not yet publicly available, but we plan to make development daily builds available very soon (this month). However, it is in an early stage and lacks many features. It will take some time to become as functionally rich as Chimera, so how useful it will be for you depends on what types of structural analysis you wished to perform.   If primarily viewing, it may already fill the bill.  We envision people using both packages for a while, depending on their needs.  You can get a feel for what ChimeraX can do now from the website and documentation linked below.

ChimeraX homepage

Advantages shortlist

User Guide

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

On Dec 7, 2016, at 8:09 AM, John Mercer, Ph.D. <jmercer at duke.edu> wrote:

> Hi All,
> Is there a way to usefully (and conveniently) view ribosomes recognizing that Chimera does not support large structure formats like mmcif?
> -John

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