[Chimera-users] Ribbackbone spec?

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Nov 14 16:15:54 PST 2007

Hi JD,
It might even be possible to get what you want by just undisplaying  
all the backbone atoms you don't want to see (without opening an  
additional copy).

They all appeared when you used "ribbackbone" because the atoms were  
technically in the displayed state, just suppressed by the ribbon.   
By default (before using ribbackbone), showing ribbon automatically  
hides the backbone atoms even though they are still technically  
displayed.  Ribbackbone allows you the option to see both at the same  
time.  However, you can still specifically undisplay them with the  
command "~display" or by selecting them and using "Actions... Atoms/ 
Bonds... hide"

I know this is confusing, sorry!
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

On Nov 14, 2007, at 3:34 PM, Jean Didier Pie Marechal wrote:

> Dear all,
> I have a problem with the ribbackbone option. I have a model with  
> the ribbon displayed for all the prot and the atoms of the residues  
> on the binding site displayed in stick. I want backbone and ribbon  
> representation for one residue only, let say my residue 93.
> When typing:
> ribbackbone :93
> This displays all the backbone atoms for all the residues of the  
> binding site.
> What did I missed on the ribbackbone command?
> Cheers,
> JD
> Chimera version 1.2455 XP
> Dr. Jean-Didier Maréchal
> Professor Lector
> Unitat de Química Física
> Departament de Química
> Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
> Edifici C.n.
> 08193 Cerdanyola (Barcelona)
> Tel: +34.935814936
> e-mail: JeanDidier.Marechal at uab.es
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