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, Model Panel, Basic Actions, Toolbar, Actions menu, selection context menus
hide /b-d cartoons
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:
|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|
|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|
|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); see also|
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.