Apr 30, 2009


Sometimes you need to see what's below the surface. Here is one way: lower the opacity of the surface... & here is how:

1. Start with a Molecular surface, and a ribbon. Calculate these under Compute--> MSMS, and Compute--> Secondary Structure-->Ribbon. Color the Ribbon by Secondary Structure.

2. The surface is now hiding the ribbon. To see both the ribbon AND the surface, Open the DejVu GUI.

3. Select the MSMS-MOL surface.
4. Under 'Material' deselect the 'inherit' property and then click the 'Front' box.

5. At the bottom of this Material Editor, there is a slider that controls opacity. Lower the opacity to about 50%.

6. Now you can see both your ribbon and your surface.

-Jon Huntoon


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