[Chimera-users] representing additional residues over ribbons

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Aug 16 13:25:11 PDT 2010

Hi Irene,
I'm not sure I understand your question.  The "repr" command only changes the style of the residue,
regardless of whether the residue is displayed -- it won't display it.  
To display it, you would use a command like:

display :64

Similarly, you could undisplay all atoms/bonds with 


or undisplay selectively, for example

~display :hem

I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D. 
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Aug 16, 2010, at 12:25 PM, Irene Newhouse wrote:

> When I try repr sphere :64 or repr stick :64 over the default presentation of my protein in ribbons [the heme group is in sticks, as are automatically selected residues in close proximity], as suggested in today's user mail, it doesn't work. It only seems to work if all atoms of the protein are displayed. I can only reset the display mode of the residues Chimera has chosen to show in addition to ribbons using these commands on the default mostly-ribbon display. How do I get the protein mostly in ribbons with a few residues in stick or ball & stick? While I haven't worked through the entire tutorials referenced in today's mail, the examples of repr shown early on do not do this; they start from a display of all the protein's atoms.
> Thanks!
> Irene Newhouse

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