[Chimera-users] hide a peptide in Chimera

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Jul 28 08:36:53 PDT 2011

Hi C.J.,
There are many ways to hide specific atoms.  For example,

(A) use menu "Actions... Atoms/Bonds... hide" after selecting the atoms you want to hide.

There are several ways to select atoms, for example
(i) Ctrl-click on an atom or bond in the peptide, then up arrow key to expand to whole residue, then whole chain. The selection is shown with green highlighting.
(ii) use the "Select" menu, perhaps a particular chain

... or ...

(B) use command "~display" with specification of the atoms you want to hide.  For example, to hide chain A:
~disp :.a

Here is info on command-line atom specification:

You may want to take a look at the "getting started" tutorials:

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

On Jul 28, 2011, at 2:05 AM, C.J. wrote:

> Hi,all,
> I have a pdb file containing several peptides. And I want to hide some
> of them when visualizing the file in Chimera.
> Anyone would like to help me to that?
> I'm appreciated of any suggestions.
> -- 
> Regards!
> C.J.
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