[Chimera-users] simple question

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Nov 25 14:19:30 PST 2016

On Nov 25, 2016, at 12:49 PM, Elaine Meng <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:

>  You do not need to enter any parameters, only the single-word command:
> ribbackbone

… although you can specify a specific model, for example:

ribbackbone #0.8

I prefer commands, but maybe you would prefer to use the Selection Inspector dialog.  If you have something selected (atom, bond, whatever) you can then choose "Actions… Inspect” in the menu or click the green magnifying glass near the bottom right corner of the Chimera window to show the Selection Inspector.  Then, you can Inspect: Atom, or (if you have any bonds selected) Bond, or Molecule model.  Even if you only have a small part like one atom or bond selected, you can still use this dialog to inspect “Residue” or “Molecule model” and change its settings.  

For example, in Inspect: Molecule model, there is “ribbon hides backbone atoms” true or false, and “ribbon spline” settings.  The main thing is that some settings are for the atom, some for the residue, some for the whole model only so you might have to look in all those sections to find the setting you are interested in changing.


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