[Chimera-users] using a surface as a mask for a volume

Michael Elbaum michael.elbaum at weizmann.ac.il
Mon Feb 11 13:02:38 PST 2019

Of course - silly me. I looked in the Volume Viewer Tools and didn't check the commands. Works like a charm.

From: Elaine Meng [meng at cgl.ucsf.edu]
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 18:53
To: Michael Elbaum
Cc: chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu BB
Subject: Re: [Chimera-users] using a surface as a mask for a volume

Hi  Michael,
Certainly, you can just use the “mask” command to create a new map masked by the surface:


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

> On Feb 11, 2019, at 7:32 AM, Michael Elbaum <michael.elbaum at weizmann.ac.il> wrote:
> Hi.   I have a volume (EM tomography data) which I display together with a surface. I'd like to use that surface to mask away the volume elements that lie outside the surface boundary. Is it possible to define and display a restricted region this way? It's similar to Segment Map but without the segmentation step.
> thanks,
> Michael

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