Clearly I have something there, but it’s a region that’s known to be very flexible and I’m having a lot of trouble improving the density. Using the same particle stack in relion to do focused classification yields basically the same overall shape but seemingly worse results and certainly the program isn’t really able to do much classification.
Any tips or suggestions for improving flexible densities post-local refinement?
Have you tried for your initial global refinement to limit the resolution used for alignment? This can help improve regions that are much poorer than the best local resolution, or at least reduce the level of noise.
I can give that a shot! Also: In case anyone has a similar problem, I’ve taken a different approach since I posted this where I did 3DVA cluster mode followed by heterogenous refinement and local refinement on the “motion-classified” particles stacks. This seems to give me a good degree of improvement (though I’m at the early stages of this strategy).