[Chimera-users] color a residue
meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Sep 5 10:02:48 PDT 2006
I am guessing you are showing both ribbons and atoms/bonds (the
sidechains) and want to change the color of both the ribbon and the
atoms/bonds of the selected residue(s).
Besides the Actions... Target setting, there is also a coloring
target setting in Actions... Color. Make sure that you have it set
to Actions... Color... all of the above. Then, to color both the
atoms/bonds and ribbon of a residue of interest, there are some
- select the whole residue, keep the default Target (Actions...
Target... selected atoms/bonds), use Actions... Color... [pick a color]
- select one atom or bond in the residue, set the Target to "selected
residues" and use Actions... Color as above
If you only want to change the ribbon color, not the atoms/bonds
colors, change the coloring target to Actions... Color... ribbons
before coloring. I recommend changing it back to "all of the above"
right after that.
I personally never change the Target from the default of "selected
atoms/bonds" (because changing it can be confusing) and instead
change my selection to include everything I want to act on before
applying an Action. If you only have one atom or bond in the residue
selected, one way to promote the selection to the whole residue is to
press the up arrow key (may need to click in the graphics window first).
I hope this helps,
On Sep 1, 2006, at 10:27 AM, Xuehong Liu wrote:
> Hi, I chose the target as "selected residues", then selected the
> residue I want to put certain color on, but only a bond color was
> changed when I did that. However, if I did not select a residue,
> then the color option will change the color for the whole helix
> Xuehong Liu, Ph.D
> Research Assistant Professor
> Department of Physiology/Pharmacology
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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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