[Chimera-users] cage builder

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Sep 5 09:41:11 PDT 2019

Hi Artur,
Sorry, there is no option for polygons with N sides >7 in the Cage Builder tool.

You can create arbitrary polygon objects and other shapes in the BILD input format (a simple text file), but in that case you have to specify the vertex coordinates yourself — it doesn’t automatically form enclosed cages.

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

> On Sep 5, 2019, at 1:10 AM, Artur Biela <artur.biela at uj.edu.pl> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I would like to build a cage model using cage builder, but the problem is that I need to use different polygons than available in the pop-up window of cage builder.
> My question is: is there any option to use for example octagons, decagons or even more-gons?
> Thank in advance
> Artur

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