[Chimera-users] reset all models to the same center of rotation

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Nov 6 09:55:49 PST 2020

Hi Jianhao,
The command to change center of rotation is "cofr" -- the help page lists the choices:


I don't know which of the choices will work the best in your situation, so you may want to try a few different things, e.g.

cofr view
cofr models
cofr #2-4

...where the last one is to use the collective center of models 2-4.  Or, you could select a specific atom or set of atoms and use command: cofr sel

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

> On Nov 6, 2020, at 9:44 AM, C.J. <biocjh at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Chimera community,
> I have several models, both maps and pdbs, aligned. But the common center for rotation is far away from the model when I use "Volume Eraser". How can I reset the center for all models in command-line way? Thank you!
> Jianhao

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