molscript and side chains

Steven Brenner brenner at
Wed Aug 28 21:05:52 EST 1996

3lcid at (Carl) writes:
>Does anyone know how to get side chains to connect with a ribbon 
>trace when using molscript?

Alas, there is no way to do this.

One hack, which I used, was to make the alpha-carbon a CPK.
This was sufficiently large enough to fill the gap between the center
of the alpha-carbon and the cartoon sheet, so the residue no longer
appeared to be dangling in space.

Steven Brenner

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