[Chimera-users] Can I use wait command over Rest service?

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue May 31 11:39:00 PDT 2016

Hi Mungo,
Unfortunately there isn’t any option to put a contrasting rectangle behind the 3D labels, and no commands for their font size and style (bold and/or italic).  The latter are set using menu: Favorites… Preferences, category: Labels.  You can change the color of the labels with commands, e.g.

color green,rl

… to make all residue labels green. 

By contrast, for 2D labels, there is command-line control font size and style and color, as well as a contrasting-rectangle option, but then no connection with the 3D structure, so you wouldn’t have the location of the residue nor its name and number.  X,Y location and text are user-specified.

Given these limitations you may prefer to go back to display/undisplay or some other means of highlighting the residue such as selection.  Selection would disrupt users’ pre-existing selections (if any) and could also slow response time.


> On May 30, 2016, at 11:37 PM, Mungo Carstairs (Staff) <g.m.carstairs at dundee.ac.uk> wrote:
> Hi Elaine,
> "sleep .2" works for me (I still don't get any "wait" to happen over Rest) - but I've realised there is a much better way to do what I want which is the "rlabel" / "~rlabel" command to show a residue label as I traverse the sequence / structure.
> One question on that - interactively (in Chimera), the label shows in a nice shadowed box (a tooltip I guess), programmatically it is just the label text, which doesn't stand out too clearly against the background. Is that the best I can get for this? I don't see anything in labelopt to customize this.
> Thanks,
> Mungo

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