[Chimera-users] [chimera-dev] Coloring

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Dec 21 10:41:22 PST 2010

Hi Hajeung,
To color all carbons green the command would simply be

color green,a C

whereas "byatom" means to use the built-in element coloring scheme, not a specific color


and @ means atom name, not element, so "@C" would only get the atoms named C (not CA,CB, etc.).

General user questions should probably go to chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu (chimera-dev is for development/programming questions).   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 Dec 19, 2010, at 5:36 AM, Hajeung Park wrote:

> Hello, I want to color “C” to a certain color. The manual is not very clear bout it.
> My understanding is
> Color green byatom ,a @C
> But it give me error.
> Thanks.

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