[Chimera-users] How to accurately and proportionally adjust structure size

Zhu, Xiaoyan xiaoyan.zhu at marquette.edu
Wed Nov 2 13:44:36 PDT 2016

This is very helpful. Thank you!

> On Nov 2, 2016, at 2:59 PM, Elaine Meng <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:
> Dear Xiaoyan Zhu,
> This previous post with some Python code may be the answer:
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__plato.cgl.ucsf.edu_pipermail_chimera-2Dusers_2005-2DMay_000369.html&d=DQIFaQ&c=S1d2Gs1Y1NQV8Lx35_Qi5FnTH2uYWyh_OhOS94IqYCo&r=M8muDI8LsxD_tcSX8tWA877ZBMdrG7wXXDhQk0lB0FY&m=n62b7y80rydZA_wAxgoHFo8laO4yDtHCYDZZ3jUYCsk&s=-YF5SpF43b-xzo4w7msZ-HQ47Th1tN8di5L1S--6hXk&e= >
> However, I see it is rather old (2005), so maybe the programmers can comment on whether this should still work.
> I hope this helps,
> Elaine
> ----------
> Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D. 
> UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
> Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
> University of California, San Francisco
>> On Nov 2, 2016, at 10:20 AM, Zhu, Xiaoyan <xiaoyan.zhu at marquette.edu> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am trying to compare the cryoEM structures of radial spoke from different organisms. In the mean time, I want to display the same structure from different views. 
>> I have trouble to adjust the size accurately and proportional within the same and between different models.​
>> For example, when I adjusted the structure from distal view and then rotated to the proximal view, the distance from screen changed and so the size changed. If I manually adjust the structure after rotation, I don't know how to make the structures from both views identical size.
>> Similar thing troubles me when I want to adjust the size of two independent structures proportionally.
>> Hope I made myself clear.
>> Thank you a lot!
>> Xiaoyan Zhu 
>> Ph.D. Candidate 
>> Department of Biological Sciences, Marquette University

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