hide conceals atom and bond representations for a certain selection or other graphical objects like distances.
The available representations are:
hide representation [,object] hide representation [,(selection)] hide (selection)
cmd.hide( string representation="", string selection="")
# hides all lines hide lines,all # hides all ribbons hide ribbon # hides all distances hide dashes # hides sticks in protA and all residues that aren't in the range of 40-65 hide sticks, protA and not i. 40-65