[Chimera-users] S1-8

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Feb 10 10:36:54 PST 2020

Hi Lin l,
It appears that the movie was first made in Chimera, but then some other software was used to add the colored blobs and probably the white labels afterward.  There is no Chimera option to make arbitrary shapes like that.

However, you can add text and symbols with the 2d Labels tool or 2dlabels command, 

...so you could add any shape that is available as a symbol.  For example, the circle or rounded-corner square can be copied from this page and pasted into the 2d Labels tool,
... or specified as Unicode in the 2dlabels command, see the command manual page linked above.

You can change the colors and sizes of the 2d labels.  The movie command-file examples include some uses of the 2dlabels command:

(Or, you could choose to use some other software besides Chimera to annotate the movie after you make it.)

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

> On Feb 10, 2020, at 8:07 AM, 林联云 <444039430 at qq.com> wrote:
> Dear management,
> I am a PHD student from Tianjin University in china. I saw a movie which is done in chimera (see the attachment), i saw they draw a circle around the text (NTD-A). i am very confuse that i do not know how to draw a shape in chimera. i ask for you that tell me how to draw a shape in command line. Thanks very much.
> Best wishes,
> Lin l
> <S1-8.mp4>

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