RasMol/Raster 3D question
Jeffrey A. Messer
jamesser at christa.unh.edu
Wed Mar 13 16:23:43 EST 1996
Bernard Murray wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'm using RasMol 2.5 under Windows 3.1 and am hoping to colour
> parts of molecules by manipulation of PDB format files. One possible
> way is to change the temperature factors and then tell RasMol to
> colour according to this value. However, in the RasMol manual it
> claims that a "user" colour coding can be applied and this involves
> reading the COLOr field of the Raster3D extension to the standard PDB
> Could anyone please tell me what the format for that field is?
> I had a look at the RasMol source code and couldn;t spot anything
> obvious (I don't read C very fluently). I had a look at the "official"
> specs for the PDB format but they don't acknowledge any extensions.
> Hopefully this is a field that can be inserted in each ATOM line of
> a PDB format file without disturbing the rest of the data (eg. after
> column 66) (or am I being too naiive?).
> Any pointers gratefully received,
> Bernard Murray, Ph.D.
> bernard at elsie.nci.nih.gov (National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda MD, USA)
I use an add-on to RasMol Called RasMenu. It greatly enhances the
capabilities of RasMol. In particular the color options. I don't know
were we got it, it's just out on our laboratory file server. Has anyone
else heard of this add-on? If it's Shareware or Freeware I'll be happy
to send you a copy (I need to check into it). Just Reply if your
interested and I'll have an answer in a couple of Days.
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