Chimera Commands Index
preset apply type
( number | name )
preset list [ type ]
A preset is a predefined combination of display settings.
The preset command can be used to apply a preset or to
list the available presets in the
tips on preparing images
Presets are grouped by type:
- for interactive manipulation and analysis;
may change which items (atoms, ribbons, surfaces) are displayed
and how they are colored.
background color is set to black
path method to B-spline.
- 1 (ribbons)
- 2 (all atoms)
- 3 (hydrophobicity surface)
- for generating presentation and publication images;
do not change which items are displayed or their colors,
but may change their styles. The
background color is set to white.
Publication presets may decrease interactive performance
because they increase smoothness by
using finer divisions to depict curved objects (ribbons,
molecular surfaces, etc.).
Individual display parameters are discussed in more detail in the
tips on preparing images.
- 1 (sihouette, rounded ribbon)
- 2 (sihouette, licorice)
- 3 (depth-cued, rounded ribbon)
- 4 (depth-cued, licorice)
- 5 (flat ribbon)
with both silhouettes and depth-cueing, and
ribbon inside color
set to white
- custom - user-defined;
directories in which to look for custom preset scripts are specified in the
The command preset apply has the same effect as choosing the
corresponding entry from the
A specific preset is indicated by type and either
number or name (case-dependent).
The command preset list
sends a list of presets of the specified type
(all types, if not specified) to the
The keyword (apply or list), type,
and name can be truncated to unique strings.
preset app int all
- apply the “all atoms” interactive preset
preset apply pub 1
- apply publication preset #1
preset list c
- list all custom presets in the
UCSF Computer Graphics Laboratory / May 2015