[Chimera-users] Can't open IMOD .mod file

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Sat Dec 12 07:35:25 PST 2020

Hi Luiza,
This page lists the file types Chimera can read:

Searching for "IMOD" in the above, I see IMOD map format (.rec) and IMOD segmentation meshes (.imod, .mod) and link to more detailed information about the latter in another page:

That second link says only mesh data are read from the IMOD segmentation, not the contour data.  However, it also explains how to make a small change to the code to also read the contours.

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

> On Dec 12, 2020, at 3:33 AM, Luiza Mendonça <luiza at strubi.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
> Good morning,
> Is it possible to open IMOD .mod file in chimera?
> I am trying to do so, and I select the IMOD .mod file in the pop-up window asking about the file type, but nothing is showing up (blue initial chimera window unchanged), even though the log states 'finished opening file'.
> My .mod file is just XYZ scattered points. Do I need to do any conversion before being able to open it?
> I appreciate any help.
> Best,
> Luiza Mendonca
> Zhang Lab
> University of Oxford

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