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Command: show, hide

Usage:
show  speclevel  | target  string ]

Usage:
hide  speclevel  | target  string ]

The commands show and hide display and undisplay the specified atoms, bonds, pseudobonds, cartoons, molecular surfaces, and entire models. Following the usual convention, a blank specification means “all.”

See also: style, cartoon, surface, volume, Molecule Display Toolbar, Density Map Toolbar

Examples:

show #1/a
hide /b-d cartoons
hide hbonds
hide nucleic targ cp

Which of the possible displays of a given atom, residue, etc. to show or hide can be specified with a level keyword or the target option:

level equivalent meaning
atoms target a specified atoms; bonds and pseudobonds with both end atoms hidden are also hidden automatically
bonds target b bonds specified directly or with both end atoms specified; end atoms included for show (since they are required to display the bond, see hierarchy) but not for hide
pseudobonds
or
pbonds
target p pseudobonds specified directly or with both end atoms specified; end atoms included for show (since they are required to display the pseudobond, see hierarchy) but not for hide
cartoons
or
ribbons
target c
or
target r
cartoon (ribbon) segments of the specified residues
surfaces target s molecular surface patches of the specified atoms; show will use an existing surface, if any, otherwise generate it with default surface parameters
models target m entire models, without affecting the display status of their subparts (for example, which atoms are shown; see hierarchy)

The default level is atoms when spec includes atoms, pseudobonds when it includes only pseudobonds, and models when only nonatomic (e.g., volume) models are specified. A blank specification includes atoms when atomic models are present.

Alternatively, the target option allows specifying one or more levels as a single string of single-letter codes in any order, without commas or spaces. For example, target acs indicates atoms, cartoons, and molecular surfaces.


UCSF Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics / October 2017