[Chimera-users] show/hide surface

Hernando J Sosa hernando.sosa at einstein.yu.edu
Thu Oct 12 07:23:13 PDT 2017

Thanks Elaine,

That would work

-----Original Message-----
From: Elaine Meng [mailto:meng at cgl.ucsf.edu] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 7:49 PM
To: Hernando J Sosa
Cc: Chimera User Forum
Subject: Re: [Chimera-users] show/hide surface

Hi Hernando,
To hide and show the whole model without changing individual atom/ribbon display (same as checking the Model Panel “S” box), use the “modeldisplay” command, for example:

~modeldisp #4
modeldisp #2-5

see <http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/midas/modeldisplay.html>

It also works with surface models, but since a molecular surface generally has the same model number as the atomic model it was based on, it is tricky to specify it separately.  Here is a somewhat ugly example of specifying only surface model #0 but not atomic model #0:

~modeldisp #0 & ~ @*

(hide model 0 but not any atoms).  If you just used #0 it would hide both atomic model #0 and surface model #0.

I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                       
UCSF Chimera(X) team
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

> On Oct 11, 2017, at 3:51 PM, Hernando J Sosa <hernando.sosa at einstein.yu.edu> wrote:
> Is there a command to show/hide surfaces  that does the same as checking/unchecking  the GUI model panel hide box?.  Or something equivalent to the comands:
> ~show
> ribbon
> ~ribbon 
> for atoms and ribbons ? 
> Thks 
> H.

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