I want to reduce the width of helices and the strands and the thickness of
the strand to make better-looking figures. Does anyone did that before? It
must be some setting parameters but I cannot find it in my manual.
Thanks a lot in advance.
Cheom-Gil Cheong, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Biology
The Scripps Research Institute
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From: Robert Campbell <rlc1@po...> - 2003-02-27 21:32:31
* cheom-gil cheong <cheomgilcheong@...> [2003-02-27 12:37] wrote:
> I want to reduce the width of helices and the strands and the thickness of
> the strand to make better-looking figures. Does anyone did that before? It
> must be some setting parameters but I cannot find it in my manual.
Yes they are there, but perhaps you didn't recognize the names. Try
varying the following.
or for "fancy" helices:
cartoon_dumbell_radius (radius of cylinder at edge of helix ribbon)
In each case "length" refers to what some might call the width and
"width" refers to what some might call the thickness.
Hope that helps,
Robert L. Campbell, Ph.D. <rlc1@...>
Senior Research Associate phone: 613-533-6821
Dept. of Biochemistry, Queen's University, fax: 613-633-2497
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On Thursday, May 8, 2003, at 11:37 PM, yibin xu wrote:
> Dear All,
> I got a simple question here, how to change radius of CYLINDRICAL
> HELICES(I actually want to make default cylindrical helices thiner).
> Thanks very much in advance
> Best regards
this is to turn on cylyndrical helices and make them thinner:
#### show alpha helices as cyclinders
set cartoon_cylindrical_helices, 1
set cartoon_helix_radius, 1.7
You can also do similar things with beta strands if you don't like the
#### for beta strands default 1.4 and 0.4
set cartoon_rect_length, 1.0
set cartoon_rect_width, 0.3
Scott Classen, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Molecular & Cell Biology
237 Hildebrand Hall #3206
Berkeley, CA 94720-3206
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