Cartoon gap cutoff

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With cartoon_gap_cutoff > 0, if there are missing residues along the protein backbone (e.g. missing loops), PyMOL will create a dashed cartoon loop segment if the gap (in number of residues) is shorter than the cutoff.

New in PyMOL 1.8.2


set cartoon_gap_cutoff, 10

fetch 2xwu, async=0
as cartoon
orient B//152-156/

Cartoon gap cutoff.png

Number of dashes

The number of dashes is directly affected by the cartoon_sampling setting:

set cartoon_sampling, 20

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