[Chimera-users] linking plane slider among between volume models

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Feb 19 11:49:49 PST 2019

Although not as handy as automatically synchronized sliders, in either Chimera or ChimeraX, you can also specify multiple models (datasets) in a single “volume” command that specifies which subregion or plane(s) to show, for example:

volume all region 99,177,146,231,409,146
volume #2,4 region all
volume #1-3 planes y,120


> On Feb 19, 2019, at 10:34 AM, Elaine Meng <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> This has been implemented very recently in ChimeraX for a specialized case: certain segmentations associated with DICOM imaging data, for example, surfaces outlining a lesion in a CT scan.  However, there is not (yet) a way for the user to control which datasets are synchronized. 
> Sounds like this would be generally useful in a number of contexts, not just medical imaging data.
> Best,
> Elaine
> -----
> Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.
> UCSF Chimera(X) team
> Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
> University of California, San Francisco
>> On Feb 17, 2019, at 7:36 AM, Michael Elbaum <michael.elbaum at weizmann.ac.il> wrote:
>> Hi.   I'm looking at volume and surface data simultaneously. I'd like to select a range of planes, and then when I change the selection to have it apply to both datasets. For example I'm looking at density in "solid" mode together with a smoothed isosurface. To keep them in step I should change the setting manually (in the gui) for each dataset individually. It's surprisingly easy to lose the precise overlap. It would be helpful to choose the datasets to which the planes parameters apply. Perhaps there's a non-gui way to do this? If not possible in Classic Chimera, then please just consider as a suggestion for ChimeraX.
>> thanks,
>> Michael

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