Electron density - viewing
|Opened on:||Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 21:25|
|Last modified:||Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 04:39|
If there is one thing about ED that I hear time and time again it will be "how do I view this?" I'm pretty fed up with this. Not because the question is wrong - but because the tools available are hard to use.
I have argued for an ED eraser for a long time now - like a reverse etch -a-sketch. Something that allows removal of a ED areas that a player does not want to see. I still believe this would be of benefit for many in ED puzzles. But the issue of 'seeing' does not go away - and for many the prob is everything else that they don't want to be able to see whilst working in a specific area.
We already have a 'trim density' option in the ED window.....can we have a 'trim density to selected segments'? This to show the density (as per a distance slider) which also removes all protein outside that same area. This would remove the need for ctrl/alt click shift and drag (and the other similarly painful and slow operations) that have to be used every time a new focus is chosen.
To my mind EDs are a fantastic scientific base that fodit players can work on. I would like to see tools that help us here to interpret what ED can give - tools that will help more players to participate.
Foldit should find ways to help 'players see'. I personally think this is one way.