[Chimera-users] How to change the style of Hbonds

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Sat May 19 09:12:39 PDT 2012

Hi Wendy,
There are a few different ways:

(a) Ctrl-click to select one H-bond, press keyboard up-arrow to expand selection to all H-bonds, click the green magnifying glass icon near the bottom of the Chimera window to open Selection Inspector, inspect "Pseudobond group" and change the "line style"

(b) start Pseudobond Panel (in menu under Tools... General Controls), click on group name "hydrogen bonds" on the left and then "attributes" on the right, change "line style"

(c) use command "setattr" e.g. something like:
setattr g lineType 2

The attribute name (e.g. lineType) and what values mean what (e.g. 2= dashed, 3 = dotted) are shown in the balloon help when you put the mouse over the attribute dialogs mentioned in (a) and (b).

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 May 19, 2012, at 2:36 AM, Wendy Chu wrote:

> Hello all,
> I am doing the Hbond analysis for my investigation. I found that the Hbonds are labeled as the solid line in the Chimera. But I prefer the dashed line. How to change it?
> Thank you~~~

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