[Chimera-users] v1.2184 - Is it possible to specify the color of the tube object (sugar-backbone) bond in nucleic acid models?

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Nov 11 18:50:45 PST 2005

Hi Sabuj,
According to my experiments, the tube gets the color of the C1' atom in 
the sugar.  Thus first color the C1' atoms the desired tube color, e.g. 
with the command

color hot pink @c1'

or, for different colors for different residues

color dodger blue :7.a at c1'

(residue 7 in chain A)
and then use the Nucleotides tool to generate the representations with 
tubes.  I hope this is what you had in mind.
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                          meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

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