From: Alex Luso <tapadamocho@ya...> - 2005-12-14 14:57:22
The new nucleic acid representation options are very
One question regarding the coloring of the ladder
If I am in:
Is there a way to color the stick of a specified nucleotide
differently from its ribbon?
I can get a gradient color for the stick by doing
"color green, /object///res/N1"
but if I try to change the color of the other atom involved
in the ladder "stick" (i.e. "color green,
/object///res/C3*"), then the color of the ribbon changes
too (because we are in cartoon_nucleic_acid_mode,1). It's
clearly possible to do b/c I can change the color of all
sticks by doing "set cartoon_ladder_color, green" but this
command acts globally.
I guess a related point is that perhaps it would be better
to control the color of cartoon components directly, and
selectively, rather than through the indirect method of
color of atom -> maps to color of stick.
Anyway, great job of integrating cartoon ribbons and the
various ladder and ring options for nucleic acids. They
look great. I am sure other options are on the way (as well
as actual documentation!!).
BTW: the wiki is wrong in
where it says that cartoon_nucleic_acid_mode,1 # follows
phosphates. That should read # follows C3*, as far as I can tell.
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