Sets how PyMOL draws the surface. The default, surface_mode=0 does not include the heteroatoms within the surface; setting it to 1, does include them. See the example images.
set surface_mode, int
where int is one of the following values:
- 0: Default mode, surfacing with respect to flags.
- 1: Surface everything, including HET and hydrogens
- 2: Surface only heavy atoms
- 3: Surface only visible
- 4: Surface visible and heavy
surface_mode set to 0, the default. The galactose (blue) is not considered part of the surface.
surface_mode set to 1 -- now including heteroatoms. The galactose and all heteroatoms (blue) are now considered part of the surface and colored blue.
# make the above images, or something like them fetch 2v72, async=0 color wheat color marine, het show surface # default set surface_mode, 0 # non default set surface_mode, 1