[Chimera-users] Problems with using volume series in ChimeraX

Sarah Piper sarahjpiper89 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 05:54:02 PDT 2020

Thank you very much Elaine!
Using the command: open browse vseries true worked.

Many thanks,


> On 28 Apr 2020, at 1:08 am, Elaine Meng <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:
> Hi Sarah,
> It may be that the map is just opened as models #1.1-#1.19 without being recognized as a series.  I don't know you opened it, but you may need to use the "open" command and specify "vseries true".
> Opening and viewing a volume series: <http://rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimerax/docs/user/trajectories.html#vseries>
> I hope this helps,
> Elaine
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> Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                       
> UCSF Chimera(X) team
> Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
> University of California, San Francisco
>> On Apr 27, 2020, at 6:23 AM, Sarah Piper <sarahjpiper89 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I would like to use volume series (frames from e.g. cryosparc 3D variability analysis in mrc format) in ChimeraX (currently using version 0.91).
>> However, when I open the frames in chimeraX (frames numbered from #1.1 to #1.19) and run the command 'vseries play #1’, it cannot play the volume series and has the following error:
>> "No volume series specified". 
>> I have the feeling that I am doing something wrong when opening the frames in chimeraX.
>> Would someone be able to tell me if, and how, I can display a volume series in ChimeraX?
>> Many thanks,
>> Sarah

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