[Chimera-users] active/non active

Ana Andreea ARTENI ana-andreea.arteni at i2bc.paris-saclay.fr
Wed Mar 3 03:31:19 PST 2021

 Dear Elaine,
Thanks for your reply, your suggestion did the trick!
My best regards,

----- Original Message -----
From: "Elaine Meng" <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu>
To: "Ana Andreea ARTENI" <ana-andreea.arteni at i2bc.paris-saclay.fr>
Cc: "chimera-users" <chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, 2 March, 2021 17:27:13
Subject: Re: [Chimera-users] active/non active

Dear Ana,
Active/inactive controls whether you can rotate or translate a model with the mouse.  Zooming is simply showing things larger or smaller and it always applies to everything -- you cannot zoom only one thing and not the others.  If you really mean Z-translation (moving closer or farther away) and not zooming, then probably the easiest way is instead to activate all, rotate everything 90 degrees, deactivate the models you don't want to move, and then selectively X-translate or Y-translate (instead of trying to Z-translate).

Here is the explanation of activation/inactivation for motion:

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

> On Mar 2, 2021, at 2:01 AM, Ana Andreea ARTENI <ana-andreea.arteni at i2bc.paris-saclay.fr> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I want to fit a pdb structure into a cryoem map.
> Accordingly to the youtube tutorials I open both, place the correct pixel size, centre, and then I want to zoom only on the pdb file, but inactivating the cryoem map doesn't work: both maps zoom together.
> What am I doing wrong?
> Best regards,
> -- 
> Ana Andreea ARTENI, PhD

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