From: John Stone (
Date: Fri Feb 06 2009 - 12:23:33 CST

  This can work, but only if the cartoon rendering code in VMD
finds the appropriate structural pieces in your molecule.
Just setting the secondary structure type will not gaurantee
that the cartoon rep will be satisfied, the structural components
it's expecting (e.g. CA atoms, O atoms, etc) must also exist.

  John Stone

On Thu, Feb 05, 2009 at 11:57:54AM -0800, Patrick Buck wrote:
> Hello VMD,
> I would like VMD to render segments of an alpha-carbon trace as cartoon. For example, draw residues 1-7 as helix/strand. If this is possible, would it also be possible to make the rendering appear for certain frames? I've tried using the script, vmd_use_pdb_ss, without much luck.
> Thanks for your help.
> Pat

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