General Backbone

Description

Display a tube through user selected atoms.

Input Ports

structure_in MoleculeType Molecular structure data.

Parameters

Select atoms atom select Select the atom through which the tube should pass/not pass.
Selection mode radio buttons Select if the tube should pass through the selected atoms or through the non selected one.
Points added slider Points added between two CA intersection nodes.
Smoothness slider "Tension" parameter of the interpolating spline: a value of 0 creates stright tube segment between nodes; 1 is the normal value and higher than 1 accentuate curvature.
Tube scale slider Radius of the tube.
Tube facets slider Number of sides composing the tube wall.
Mesh only toggle If set the backbone tube is colored by the color set below. Otherwise the color is set from the corresponding atom scalar value.
Mesh color color editor Sets the backbone tube color.

Output Ports

obj DefaultObject The renderable version of the backbone tube.

Example

stm4-examples/General_BackboneEx.v

Limitations

Does not reorder the atoms selected. So the backbone is smooth only if the original atoms are correctly ordered.

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