PyMOL questions about surfaces:

Simple enough to create a surface for one object. What about for only a portion of the object? How to do each of these?

  -- closed surface ignoring a selected set of atoms
  -- open surface not ignoring any atoms, but also not displaying their part

Is the rule, "One surface, one object"? That is, all atoms involved in a surface must originate from a single object?


Robert M. Hanson
Larson-Anderson Professor of Chemistry
Chair, Chemistry Department
St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN

If nature does not answer first what we want,
it is better to take what answer we get.

-- Josiah Willard Gibbs, Lecture XXX, Monday, February 5, 1900