[Chimera-users] on chimera mask

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Feb 22 08:15:54 PST 2021

Hi Smith,
We are not experts in other programs, so I can only guess:  maybe the other program does not want MRC format.  There is some other map format called "cube" that Chimera can read (Gaussian cube format in this list: <https://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/filetypes.html#volume> ) but Chimera cannot write that format, sorry.  You will need to find some other program to convert from mrc to cube, and even so, I don't know if it is the same cube format that the other program wants.
I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                       
UCSF Chimera(X) team
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

> On Feb 21, 2021, at 9:49 PM, Smith Lee <smith_lee123 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Dear All,
> When I use command "mask ones #0" to get the mask for #0 image and use the mask.mrc for further processing by other program, it says the mask.mrc got was not in the "cube volume" format.
> Will you please explain what is the "cube volume" format mrc, and is any way to convert the above mentioned 'non-cube volume" format mask.mrc to "cube volume" format mask.mrc?
> Best wishes,
> Smith

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