[Chimera-users] Cap color precedence when global clip planes slice through multiple volumes?

Tom Goddard goddard at sonic.net
Mon Jun 6 11:01:12 PDT 2016

Hi Oliver,

  Would be nice if intesecting clipped surfaces showed the caps in a nice way.  I don’t know a way to do it so you see the outline of both surfaces.  If you clip one slightly in front of the other then the one behind is just not visible in the intersection region.  If Chimera automatically put them in some depth order say by model id number that might look a little cleaner.  To be able to choose the ordering would require some additional user interface.  As you point out this can already be done in a hard way using per-model clipping.


> On Jun 5, 2016, at 5:49 PM, Oliver Clarke  wrote:
> Hi,
> When slicing through multiple superimposed volumes with caps shown, the color of the resulting cap seems to be a bit of a patchwork - sometimes dominated by one volume, sometimes by another, sometimes a mix of the two
> It would be good if there were a way to control the precedence of the caps, to make a cleaner and more interpretable picture - it is often good to be able to see the outline of both overlayed volumes.
> I know there is one way to do this, by using per model clipping planes and changing the offsets such that one per model clip plane is just slightly in front of the other, but it might be helpful in ChimeraX to have more granular control over this.
> Cheers,
> Oli
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