Supported Applications


  • Description

    a next-generation molecular visualization program, following UCSF Chimera. Compared to Chimera, ChimeraX has better graphics (e.g., interactive ambient shadows), handles large structures (millions of atoms) much faster, and has a more modern, single-window user interface. ChimeraX will have documented programming interfaces and an easy-to-use “Tool Shed” web repository of extensions.

  • Usage Notes

    This ChimeraX alpha release is not currently available for CentOS 6 linux.

  • Citation Note

    Acknowledge ChimeraX with: "Molecular graphics and analyses performed with UCSF ChimeraX, developed by the Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics at the University of California, San Francisco (supported by NIGMS P41-GM103311)." You may also cite the ChimeraX home page.

  • Webinars

    Topic: Movie Making for cryoEM using ChimeraX
    Presenter: Tom Goddard, Programmer/Analyst, UCSF Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics

    Hosted by Pete Meyer
    Recorded on April 11, 2017

  • Keywords

    Structure Visualization & Analysis

  • Default Versions

    Linux 64:  20171128
    OS X INTEL:  20171128

  • Other Available Versions

      Linux 64:

    • OS X INTEL:

  • Developers

    Greg Couch, Thomas Ferrin, Thomas Goddard, Conrad Huang, Elaine Meng, John Morris, Eric Pettersen.