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Introduction
Help Videos
Reference Guide
Getting Started
Protein Structure
Molecular Graphics
 Molecule Represenations
 Multi Windows
 Meshes, Surfaces and Grobs
 Color
  Coloring
  Color Background
  Background Image
 Lighting
 3D Stereo
 3D Printing
 Labels
 Distances and Angles
 Graphics Effects
 Graphics Shortcuts
 Move Buttons
 Clipping Tools
 Layers
 High Quality Images
 Movie Making
Slides & ActiveICM
Sequences & Alignments
Protein Modeling
Cheminformatics
Learn and Predict
Docking
Virtual Screening
MolScreen
3D Ligand Editor
Tables and Plots
Local Databases
ICM-Scarab
KNIME
Tutorials
FAQs
 
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6.4 Coloring
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[ Coloring | Color Background | Background Image ]

Available in the following product(s): ICM-Browser | ICM-Browser-Pro | ICM-Pro

To change the coloring of molecules:

  • Select the atoms, residues, molecules, or objects you wish to color in the graphical display or in the ICM Workspace.
  • Then use the color options in the Display Tab.

6.4.1 Coloring


To change the color of a structural representation such as CPK, Xstick, wire or ribbon.

  • Select the atoms, residues, molecules, or objects you wish to color.
  • Click and hold on the structural representation button for the representation you wish to color (e.g. wire, ribbon etc...) in the Display tab.
  • Select a color by clicking color.

To color by a particular parameter such as atom type, b-factor, secondary structure etc...

  • Click and hold on the structural representation button for the representation you wish to color (e.g. wire, ribbon etc...) in the Display tab.
  • Select ..by-> option

To change the color of everything displayed :

6.4.2 Color Background


To change the color of the background:

  • Select View/Color background.

  • Click on the square of your desired color. If you are not satisfied with the color palate, click on the arrow next to the colors to customize a color.

OR

  • Right click on a color in the colors panel in the display tab.

6.4.3 Background Image


A background image can be added to the graphical display. This can be useful for making cool images or for comparing structures (e.g.compare displayed object with background image of object).

To add a background image from an image file (png or jpeg):

  • File/Open Image
  • Right click on the image in the ICM Workspace and select "Set as Background in Graphics."
  • Choose one of the following: (1) Original Resoution, (2) Original Resolution Centered, or (3) Scale to Fit
  • Enter the Scale (%)
  • Enter whether you want to keep existing background.

To move and resize a background image: Version 3.7-2b and higher.

  • File/Open Image
  • Right click on the image in the ICM Workspace and select "Set as Background in Graphics."
  • Choose the option Original Resoution.
  • Click on the drag atom button (looks like a hand).
  • Click and drag image.
  • Remember to deselect drag atom button.

To set current display as background image:

  • Click and hold on the "Copy Image to Clipboard" button at the bottom of the gui and select the "Set as Background" option.

To remove a background image:

  • Select the display tab and then click and hold on the color sphere button and select "Remove Background Image".

OR

  • Right click on the image in the ICM Workspace and select "Set as Background in Graphics."
  • Choose the option Remove From Background


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