[Chimera-users] dotted lines

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Jan 16 10:01:39 PST 2015

On Jan 16, 2015, at 8:46 AM, Thomas Evangelidis <tevang3 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Elaine,
> I don't know why, but none of the 3 approached works, even with the latest Chimera version.
> […]

Hi Thomas,
Your pseudobonds are in stick style.  You would have to change the stick to wire before doing those other things; in Chimera there are no “dotted or dashed” sticks, only wires (lines).  E.g. in Selection Inspector, inspect: Pseudobond, change bond style to wire.  That only changes the specific pseudobond(s) you have selected; if you first select one distance pseudobond, you can press keyboard up arrow to expand the selection to all the distance pseudobonds.

Can also be done with setattr command, e.g.: 
setattr p drawMode 0

Hard to see on white background.  Can change color with setattr too:
setattr p color black

When you first create distances they are normally already in wire style, which is why I didn’t mention the stick/wire issue before. 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

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