Is there an easy way to select only surface residues in Pymol?
I want to generate an image with labels on the surface residues only.
I've read all the advice on this list on how to make pretty labels, but
in order to do that I first need to identify&select all the surface
residues. The best solutions I've come up with so far are:
Either label everything and make the surface transparent, then take
notes of which residues are on the surface - very messy with lots of labels
Or turn off the labels, show lines under the transparent surface and
just mouse-click on each residue..
Both of these require lots of time and some careful adjustment of the
clipping plane if I want to be able to see anything..
If there's a quicker way, I'd love to know about it!
Thanks in advance