Hi Mark,

Try:

set cartoon_cylindrical_helices,1

I think it should do the trick. For more cartoon related settings, type

set cartoon_ and press <TAB>; pymol will then give you the list of all settings which match.

Cheers,

Tsjerk

On 10/10/05, Mark Mayer <mayerm@mail.nih.gov> wrote:
Hi,

Is it possible to draw alpha helices as cylinders in PyMol? The
effect I'm looking for is like the Molscript/render version of
cylinders.

Related to this, when I read into pymol an r3d script generated by
molscript with helices drawn as flat ended cylinders, PyMol draws the
cylinders as sausages with found tops and bottoms. If anyone knows of
a fix I'd be grateful to know; PyMol is fantastic for making movies
from r3d scripts if you already have figs made in this format.

Thanks


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