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Please post your FAQs here.  I suggest you write a Q&A style list with a short answer.  More involved answers should link to its own page.  Just my suggestion.  Should we have topics?
 
Please post your FAQs here.  I suggest you write a Q&A style list with a short answer.  More involved answers should link to its own page.  Just my suggestion.  Should we have topics?
  
I've installed PyMol_0_98 correctly but I can't open my files in .mol2 or .pdb format from the menubar. Instead I can open them with the program. I can't even save the images I create in PyMol and obviously the mivie too.
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Q: I've installed PyMol_0_98 correctly but I can't open my files in .mol2 or .pdb format from the menubar. Instead I can open them with the program. I can't even save the images I create in PyMol and obviously the mivie too.
  
 
Could you help me to solve these problems.
 
Could you help me to solve these problems.
 
Thanks
 
Thanks
 
Vittorio
 
Vittorio
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A1: Vittorio, if I understand you correctly, then you need to (a) make sure you have the PDB file on your machine, say Desktop (or home directory, for *nix), then in the GUI click on, "File"->"Open" then use the dialog to find the file you want to load.  You can save time if you know where the file is by just using PyMol's "load" command
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load fileName, objectName
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loads the fileName into a new object called objectName, for example,
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load /tmp/1ggz.pdb, 1ggz
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See [[Cmd load|load]],
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A2: To save images you have a couple options.  First, to save a quick raw screen dump type, "png fileName" to save a PNG image (IE and other programs can view these files).  Or, secondly, if you prefer a higher quality image with ray-traced shadows and textures you can do, "ray" then, the above "png" command.
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See [[Cmd ray|ray]], [[Cmd png|png]], [[:Category:Using_Pymol|Using PyMol]]
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Hope this helps.  If it didn't please restate your question to make it more clear.
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Revision as of 09:32, 6 May 2005

FAQ

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Please post your FAQs here. I suggest you write a Q&A style list with a short answer. More involved answers should link to its own page. Just my suggestion. Should we have topics?


Q: I've installed PyMol_0_98 correctly but I can't open my files in .mol2 or .pdb format from the menubar. Instead I can open them with the program. I can't even save the images I create in PyMol and obviously the mivie too.

Could you help me to solve these problems. Thanks Vittorio

A1: Vittorio, if I understand you correctly, then you need to (a) make sure you have the PDB file on your machine, say Desktop (or home directory, for *nix), then in the GUI click on, "File"->"Open" then use the dialog to find the file you want to load. You can save time if you know where the file is by just using PyMol's "load" command

load fileName, objectName

loads the fileName into a new object called objectName, for example,

load /tmp/1ggz.pdb, 1ggz

See load,

A2: To save images you have a couple options. First, to save a quick raw screen dump type, "png fileName" to save a PNG image (IE and other programs can view these files). Or, secondly, if you prefer a higher quality image with ray-traced shadows and textures you can do, "ray" then, the above "png" command.

See ray, png, Using PyMol

Hope this helps. If it didn't please restate your question to make it more clear.


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