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Tutorials can be viewed in any browser, but those with click-to-execute links should be viewed from within ChimeraX for the links to work. To view a web page from within ChimeraX, start ChimeraX and use the command open URL (substituting in the actual URL), or navigate here using the ChimeraX menu: Help... Tutorials.

ChimeraX Quick Start Guide (included in the User Guide). Contains click-to-execute links.
Protein-Ligand Binding Sites (included in the User Guide). Contains click-to-execute links. Surveying the parts of a structure, showing important residues, identifying H-bonds and contacts, and coloring surfaces by lipophilic and electrostatic potential.
Structure Analysis and Comparison, HTML slides, updated February 2020. Contains click-to-execute links.
ATP synthase cryoEM tutorial given at Stanford-SLAC Workshop, January 2020. Contains click-to-execute links.
Delta-opioid receptor ligand binding, January 2020. Contains click-to-execute links.
Alpha-synuclein fibrils ChimeraX tutorial for Rocky Mountain Laboratories workshop. September 2019.
EM tomography ChimeraX tutorial looking at proteasomes around aggregated fibrils in neurons for Rocky Mountain Laboratories workshop. September 2019.
Making movies, updated May 2019. Contains click-to-execute links.
DICOM in Virtual Reality (included in the User Guide). Video from February 26, 2019.
Hemoglobin sickle cell mutation with virtual reality. Video. February 26, 2019.
Inspecting cryoEM and molecular models with virtual reality. Video. February 26, 2019.
A virtual reality look at drugs docked to the μ-opioid receptor. Video. February 26, 2019.
Mutate scorpion toxin using ChimeraX with a virtual reality headset. June 11, 2018.
ChimeraX overview by Jean-Yves Sgro, University of Wisconsin-Madison, April 26, 2018.
Visualizing 4D light microscopy, April 21, 2017.
Making movies for cryoEM, April 11, 2017. Contains click-to-execute links. See also: ChimeraX webinar (Apr 2017)
Tutorials for ChimeraX plugins may be available in other locations. For example, ISOLDE has its own website with detailed documentation and tutorials. See also: ISOLDE webinar (Sep 2019)