This little script was posted to the PyMol list. It will orient the molucule like cmd.orient() does, but does so by the camera view.
# transform selection coordinates by the camera view # # The script answers this: # Thanks! # But translate[x,y,z] only translate the molecule. # What I want is to put longest length of molecule in the X axes, the # second Y axes, the third z axes. # Just like what orient command does which change the view of camera but # not the coordinates. # Now I want the coordinates also change after orient it. # cv=list(cmd.get_view()) cmd.transform_selection("all", \ cv[0:3]+[0.0]+ \ cv[3:6]+[0.0]+ \ cv[6:9]+[0.0]+ \ cv[12:15]+[1.0], transpose=1) cmd.reset()