[Chimera-users] Icosaedron coordinates

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Jun 30 08:09:42 PDT 2020

Hi Yasser,
You can change the vertices and edges in the icosahedron surface into a "molecule" (dummy atoms and bonds) with the "meshmol" command, and then save the resulting coordinates as a PDB file.

For example, if your icosahedron surface is #0, command:

meshmol #0 0.25

...for bond stick-display radius 0.25; you could use some other number, doesn't really matter if the purpose is to save coordinates. That will create a new molecule model with name "Mesh Icosahedron."

...and then use command "write" or menu: File... Save PDB to save that molecule model.

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

> On Jun 30, 2020, at 3:05 AM, Yasser Almeida <yasser.almeida at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am using the icosahedron surface tool to build a triangulated sphere cage around a model. How can I write its coordinates?
> Thanks in advance,
> Yasser

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