[Chimera-users] APBS

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Jan 12 10:11:36 PST 2021

Hi Ben,
I do not have it installed myself, but after you download APBS source from github and compile it, I am guessing there will be a bin subdirectory somewhere in the resulting files with a file named apbs inside of it, and that that file [..whatever...]/bin/apbs would be the executable file.

The manual page for the Chimera APBS tool includes a link to the APBS GitHub:

If it's too difficult to figure out, I recommend not using the Chimera APBS tool and instead just using the APBS web server directly, from here:

After running the server, you can open the resulting ESP file (.dx file) in Chimera and use it for coloring the molecular surface.

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

> On Jan 11, 2021, at 8:00 PM, mailman-bounces at cgl.ucsf.edu wrote:
> From: benjamintam <benjamintam at um.edu.mo>
> Subject: APBS
> Date: January 11, 2021 at 7:28:44 PM PST
> To: Chimera-users <chimera-users-bounces at cgl.ucsf.edu>
> Dear All,
> I can see that we have to run the APBS locally, however, which default execute file that I need to select in the Chimera in order to run APBS?
> Best, 
> Ben 

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