[Chimera-users] Can't open large .bild files

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Jan 5 11:37:54 PST 2021

Hi Hannah,
I do not know the answer to your question, but suggest trying ChimeraX instead of Chimera.  ChimeraX reads the same bild format and is generally much better with large data.


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

> On Jan 5, 2021, at 6:23 AM, Hannah Bridges <hrb at mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I would like to visualize in Chimera the orientations from some angdist.bild files output from relion. I am able to open some .bild files (up to ~5.6MB in size) but I get "not responding" from Chimera when I try to open .bild files ~10-70MB (lots of particles and high angular sampling). I tried on a machine with more RAM but it was the same. Any hints about how to open these or is it just not possible?
> Best wishes
> Hannah

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