there is set cartoon_highlight_color, <color> command to set the highlight color to grey or something, so you can use that to color the other side of the secondary structure.

On 10/10/07, Omar Davulcu <> wrote:
Hi everyone,

I've noticed that in some PDB files, not all, when I attempt to color a
piece of secondary structure, like a helix, only one side will be colored
and the underside is grey.  I've even noticed that if I load two different
PDB files in the same session, one will color both sides and the other
will only color one.

Is there a setting that will allow for both sides of a segment of a
cartoon diagram to be colored?


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