this can be done by enabling "cartoon_trace_atoms".
You can also enable it for your particular object, if you have other
objects loaded for which the setting should not apply.
set cartoon_trace_atoms, 1, yourcaonlyobject
Hope that helps.
On 11/15/2012 10:14 AM, Jonathan Grimes wrote:
> I have a pdb file, with only Alpha carbon atoms.
> I want to display the secondary structure. Given that pymol
> uses the backbone to define SS elements is there a way
> i can draw the cartoon.
> i have tried explicitly defining ss using alter command
> but without success. i want to avoid generating the backbone
> using an external piece of software.
> Dr. Jonathan M. Grimes,
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