Montage viewer for membrane picking
Here an example of use of the montage viewer for membrane models through the tomogram browser dtmslice is presented.
Starting the Montage Viewer
The Montage viewer can be opened from the menu options in dtmslice
With the default options, the montage shows at each z level the full projection of the intensity between a level and the next one.
The model pool currently accessed by dtmslice is also available through the Montage Viewer. Let us define a membrane model.
Local zoom and drag
We make certain that the clicking option is active. This connects the tools for entering points into the model and to change the viewed scene in the montage (zoom and drag options).
With the full view, can inspect the scene and locate areas of interest.
After selecting the region of interest we can zoom on it, possibly also dragging the scene.
- Zoom in and out with the mouse wheel.
- Drag the scene by moving the mouse while the secondary button is pressed
- While the scene is being dragged, the cursor should appear as a hand.
Remember than the clicking tool must be activated in otder to have these controls operative:
After activating the clicker, you can (main) click on a z-level of the montage. Each click creates a point.
After visiting all the the zlevels where the membrane is defined, we can use the option for zooming out the view:
In this view, we can locate a new area of interest, create a new model and zoom again into the new area of interest