[Chimera-users] scripting pseudobond display style

vamsee vamsee at chemistry.montana.edu
Tue Aug 7 12:31:33 PDT 2012

Hi Elaine,

That helped immensely. Thank you


On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 1:36 PM, Elaine Meng <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:

> Hi Vamsee,
> You can use the "setattr" command (general command to set attribute
> values).  It works on lots of things, including pseudobonds and pseudobond
> groups.
> <http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/midas/setattr.html>
> The command requires knowing the name of the attribute, its possible
> values, and whether it is an attribute of an individual pseudobond ("p" in
> the command) or the whole pseudobond group ("g).
> You can figure out all this stuff by looking in the GUI:  Pseudobond
> attributes panel or the Selection Inspector, and using its balloon help
> (pop-up text when you put the mouse cursor over some option):
> <http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/pbattrib.html>
> <http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/inspection.html>
> A few example commands:
> setattr g lineWidth 3
> setattr g lineType 1
> setattr p color hot pink
> setattr p label " "
> Those would change all pseudobonds, but you can limit the scope by
> specifying atoms at the end (meaning all pseudobonds with both endpoint
> atoms specified).
> I hope this helps,
> Elaine
> -----
> Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.
> UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
> Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
> University of California, San Francisco
> On Aug 3, 2012, at 12:15 PM, vamsee wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I am trying to script distance measurements (distance monitor) between
> the Calpha of a residue and a few Hydrogens. I have pretty much everything
> working except that I am not able to figure out how to change the
> attributes (color, line style etc..) of the distances (pseudo-bonds). I
> know it can be changed using the GUI but I would rather script it. Any
> suggestions?
> > Thank you
> > Vamsee
> >
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