[Chimera-users] Hide side chain

Zhu, Xiaoyan xiaoyan.zhu at marquette.edu
Mon Dec 12 15:17:29 PST 2016

Thank you for quick reply! "The command: ~display protein" works perfect for me

> On Dec 12, 2016, at 3:52 PM, Elaine Meng <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:
> Hello Xiaoyan Zhu,
> You can hide or show anything, basically.  If you want to hide all atoms (keeping the ribbons), some ways are
> command:  ~display
> - OR -
> menu: Actions… Atoms/Bonds… hide
> You can also specify particular atoms, for example, if you want to hide only the protein atoms without hiding other things that are already shown (solvent, ligands, metal ions):
> command: ~display protein
> - OR -
> menu:  Select… Structure… protein
> menu:  Actions… Atoms/Bonds… hide
> menu:  Select… Clear Selection
> You may want to try one or more of the “Getting Started” tutorials to become familiar with Chimera.
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.rbvi.ucsf.edu_Outreach_Tutorials_GettingStarted.html&d=DgIF-g&c=S1d2Gs1Y1NQV8Lx35_Qi5FnTH2uYWyh_OhOS94IqYCo&r=M8muDI8LsxD_tcSX8tWA877ZBMdrG7wXXDhQk0lB0FY&m=MorGDxXF2k-t_KOVKWBmh-9QQg4kIxCN6hgU1yNtmrU&s=NsIeKyKwqGGAFnB7gfj5fbNIYylVMtYFYI0o7dwc-yQ&e= >
> <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.rbvi.ucsf.edu_chimera_docs_UsersGuide_frametut.html&d=DgIF-g&c=S1d2Gs1Y1NQV8Lx35_Qi5FnTH2uYWyh_OhOS94IqYCo&r=M8muDI8LsxD_tcSX8tWA877ZBMdrG7wXXDhQk0lB0FY&m=MorGDxXF2k-t_KOVKWBmh-9QQg4kIxCN6hgU1yNtmrU&s=ekpByiL9L6nuE474A-kyz9v2gP9fJuh08JV1g7bK8DY&e= >
> 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 Dec 12, 2016, at 11:07 AM, Zhu, Xiaoyan <xiaoyan.zhu at marquette.edu> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am using UCSF Chimera to generate figures of protein crystal structures. Some crystals, if open in Chimera, automatically show the side chains of some amino acids. I want to hide those side chains in my figures. I wonder if there's an easy way to do it. Thank you!
>> Have a good one,
>> Xiaoyan Zhu
>> Ph.D. Candidate 
>> Department of Biological Sciences, Marquette University

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