This setting affects the apparent radius of spheres in the sphere representation. Default scale is set to 1.0.
# set the sphere scale to size for selection. cmd.set ("sphere_scale", size=1, selection='', state=0, updates=1, log=0, quiet=1) # generally it's simpler to use the console form set sphere_scale, size, selection # you can print the current value for sphere_scale get sphere_scale
size can be any floating point number, selection is the name of a selection.
Using 0.25 gives a nice balls&sticks representation with both lines and spheres turned on.
set_bond stick_color, white, (all), (all) set_bond stick_radius, 0.14, (all), (all) set sphere_scale, 0.25, (all) show sticks show spheres
set sphere_scale by itself will revert to default. Here you'll get a simple VDW rapresentation.
set_bond stick_color, blue, (all), (all) set_bond stick_radius, 0.3, (all), (all) set sphere_transparency, 0.3 set sphere_scale