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origin sets the center of rotation about a selection. If an object name is specified, it can be used to set the center of rotation for the object's TTT matrix.


origin selection [, object [,position, [, state]]]
origin (selection)
origin position=[1.0,2.0,3.0]


cmd.origin( string object-or-selection )


  • state = 0 (default) use all coordinate states
  • state = -1 use only coordinates for the current state
  • state > 0 use coordinates for a specific state


Zoom, Orient, Reset


This example puts the camera 'inside' a protein near the ligand and turns the camera 360 degrees about that location.

load $TUT/1hpv.pdb

set field_of_view, 45

zoom organic
orient organic
show stick, polymer
show surface
set surface_color, white
set transparency, 0.5
clip slab, 30
set line_width, 5


def spin():
   from pymol  [[Origin|..]]
A Random PyMOL-generated Cover. See Covers.