Well, let's see. Just for speed, let's use sasurface:

 isosurface sasurface map property groupid

GROUPID is an atom property that identifies the amino acid residue by number. See the documentation for that. Yes, you could set up your own color scheme at the same time:

isosurface sasurface map property groupid colorscheme "user=[xff0000],[x00ff00],[x0000ff]"

for example, but with 26+ colors. Then you also want to make sure you define the range:

color isosurface range 1 26  # whatever matches the number of colors you have


On Fri, Nov 26, 2010 at 9:36 AM, Alexander Rose <alexander.rose@weirdbyte.de> wrote:

I'm trying to color the molecular surface by the color of the underlying atoms/residues.

my naive approach (not what I want, but colorful):

select protein;
color amino;
isosurface ignore {not protein} select {protein} molecular map property color translucent;

if I understand it correctly this happens: the colors of the atoms are onto the default colorscheme 'roygb' by which the isosurface is then colored. to achive what i want i need to create a 'color' colorscheme?


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