[Chimera-users] Contour plot of intersurf surface

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Feb 26 09:39:11 PST 2020

Hi Miguel,
I can’t think of a way to generate a 2D representation from the intersurf surface.  It is unclear to me exactly what you mean, however.  What are the contours showing?  If the 3D shape, why not just show as 3D?

You may want to take a look at another program, MolSurfer, which generates 2D representations of hydrophobicity and electrostatic potential at an interface.  I never used it myself, but that is what the paper about this program (link below) shows.

Molsurfer web server:

Molsurfer paper:

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

> On Feb 26, 2020, at 7:25 AM, Miguel Romero <miguel.romero at icvv.es> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am looking for a way to generate a contour plot from the interface surface generated with the intersurf command. The idea is to have a 2D representation of the interface. I would really appreciate any suggestion.
> Thanks in advance,
> Miguel

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