[Chimera-users] box size limit

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Jun 6 16:26:42 PDT 2016

Hi Linda,
When data is larger than some specified size, it automatically shows just a slice.  This prevents slow response opening huge stuff, but you can change the setting however you like.

You can just change the size limit, or specify that you always want to see the whole data.  Volume Viewer menu: "Features… Data display options”  will show the relevant options in the dialog.  Then you can adjust or turn on/off “Show data when opened…. “ and “Show plane when data larger…” as desired. 


To save the settings for later uses, Volume Viewer menu: Features… Save default dialog settings.
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 Jun 6, 2016, at 3:08 PM, Franken, L.E. <l.e.franken at rug.nl> wrote:
> Dear chimera users,
> I am running into troubles displaying a map of a 650x650x650 volume and I was wondering if there is a box size limit to chimera or what else could be the problem. The way it displays the 3D .mrc file is as a single slice rather than a volume. It will also go straight to solid display rather than surface, did anyone encounter such a problem before? I can open the map in coot and relion (slices), so I do not think that the map is corrupt. Thank you for your time.
> Best wishes,
> Linda

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