molscript and side chains

Phoebe Rice phoebe at VGER.NIDDK.NIH.GOV
Thu Aug 29 09:17:13 EST 1996


> From: 3lcid at qucdn.queensu.ca (Carl)
> 
> Subject: molscript and side chains
> 
> Date: 28 Aug 1996 21:00:00 GMT
> 
> Does anyone know how to get side chains to connect with a ribbon
> trace when using molscript? I believe the documentation says that the
> ribbon does not go through the C alpha position since it is smoothed.
> The way it is now I have a residue floating in space and although I
> can
> fix it slightly by rotating the molecule I would prefer the original
> orientation. Does anyone know it there is a fix for this or a way to
> "trick" the program into joining the side chain to the ribbon. Thanks
> for any advice.
> 
> Carl DeLuca
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------

I move the molscript o/p to the mac, use a shareware program called
EPSconverter to make it readable, and then edit the postscript file with
Adobe Illustrator.  Its MUCH easier to put the labels on this way too.
(but I am not endorsing any particular vendors for Illustrator ;) )

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