set is one of the most utilized commands. PyMOL representations, states, options, etc. are changed with set. Briefly, set changes one of the PyMOL state variables. Currently there are over 600 PyMOL settings!
# set '''name''' to '''value''' set name, [,value [,object-or-selection [,state ]]] # alternative way to do the above. set name = value # (DEPRECATED)
cmd.set ( string name, string value=1, string selection='', int state=0, int updates=1, quiet=1)
set surface_color, red set ray_trace_mode, 3 set ribbon_width, 4 # set the label size to 2Ang. set label_size, -2
The default behavior (with a blank selection) changes the global settings database. If the selection is 'all', then the settings database in all individual objects will be changed. Likewise, for a given object, if state is zero, then the object database will be modified. Otherwise, the settings database for the indicated state within the object will be modified.
If a selection is provided, then all objects in the selection will be affected.