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News & Updates
Official Release PyMOL, AxPyMOL, and JyMO v1.7 have all been released today, January 14, 2014.
New Plugin Bondpack is a collection of PyMOL plugins for easy visualization of atomic bonds.
New Plugin MOLE 2.0 is a new plugin for rapid analysis of biomacromolecular channels in PyMOL.
3D using Geforce PyMOL can now be visualized in 3D using Nvidia GeForce video cards (series 400+) with 120Hz monitors and Nvidia 3D Vision, this was previously only possible with Quadro video cards.
New Plugin GROMACS_Plugin is a new plugin that ties together PyMOL and GROMACS.
New Software CMPyMOL is a software that interactively visualizes 2D contact maps of proteins in PyMOL.
New Script cgo_arrow draws an arrow between two picked atoms.
Tips & Tricks Instructions for generating movie PDFs using .mpg movies from PyMOL.
Older News See Older News.
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Ribbon color


Ribbon_color allows one to explicitly state the color to be applied to a ribbon object.


# set it to a color
set ribbon_color, color
# examples:
# default auto-cycles the color for each new object
set ribbon_color, marine
# apply green to the ribbon only for object obj01
set ribbon_color, green /obj01
# apply orange to the ribbon only for chain B of object obj01; NB: not fully enabled until version 1.0
set ribbon_color, orange /obj01//B


Advanced details

Some notes on general Set syntax (From PyMOL "help set"):


  "set" changes one of the PyMOL state variables,


  set name, [,value [,object-or-selection [,state ]]]

  set name = value  # (DEPRECATED)


  cmd.set ( string name, string value=1,
            string  ..→
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