[Chimera-users] Exporting STL/COLLADA/OBJ with textures

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Sat Jun 23 07:46:57 PDT 2018

Hi Joe,
As per the “export” docs...

COLLADA export includes colors but many readers do not interpret them correctly.
OBJ export is only single color per surface piece.
STL export does not include colors.
X3D, WebGL, ... are more complete and may include what you want.

I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                       
UCSF Chimera(X) team
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

> On Jun 23, 2018, at 6:34 AM, Healey, Joe <J.R.J.Healey at warwick.ac.uk> wrote:
> Hi,
> Is it possible for Chimera to somehow export the textures/colour mappings of the models when saving the scene as a .dea/.obj/.stl?
> At the moment I can export the models, including surfaces (with correct transparency) but I haven't found an option for texturing/colouring?
> Cheers
> Joe

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