From: John Stone (
Date: Mon Aug 09 2004 - 10:11:45 CDT

  The rotation you're seeing is probably not really rotation, but
rather I suspect that because you're viewing the structure with a
perspective projection, as it is translated to the side, you are
beginning to see the side of the structure which was not visible
when you looked at it head-on. If you want to avoid this problem,
the easiest thing to do is change the display mode to orthographic
by selecting Display->Orthographic and then you should not encounter
this problem when you translate your structure.

  John Stone

On Sat, Aug 07, 2004 at 04:00:31PM -0400, Marcela Madrid wrote:
> hi,
> I have an r3d file of two molecules superimposed and I want to put them
> side by side (not a stereo view, just one molecule onthe left and the
> other on the right). What I am doing is reading in the r3d file,
> fixing one of the molecules by double cliking the F, then
> I type "translate 1 0 0" . This translates one of the molecules but also
> it seems to be rotating it. Is this possible? How can I not rotate, just
> translate in x? thanks ! Marcela

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