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Official Release PyMOL v2.1 has been released on March 13, 2018.
Selection keywords New polymer.protein and polymer.nucleic selection keywords. Thanks everyone who participated in the poll!
Plugin Update MOLE 2.5 is an updated version of channel analysis software in PyMOL
New Script dssr_block is a wrapper for DSSR (3dna) and creates block-shaped nucleic acid cartoons
New Plugin LiSiCA is a new plugin for 2D and 3D ligand based virtual screening using a fast maximum clique algorithm.
New Plugin PyANM is a new plugin for easier Anisotropic Network Model (ANM) building and visualising in PyMOL.
New Plugin Bondpack is a collection of PyMOL plugins for easy visualization of atomic bonds.
New Plugin MOLE 2.0 is a new plugin for rapid analysis of biomacromolecular channels in PyMOL.
3D using Geforce PyMOL can now be visualized in 3D using Nvidia GeForce video cards (series 400+) with 120Hz monitors and Nvidia 3D Vision, this was previously only possible with Quadro video cards.
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color sets the color of an object or an atom selection to a predefined, named color, an RGB hex color, or a color ramp.

For an overview of predefined colors, see Color Values. For a script that enumerates all the colors see, List_Colors. If you want to define your own colors, see Set_Color.


color color-name
color color-name, object-name
color color-name, (selection)


  • color-name = str or int: named color, index of a named color, 0xRRGGBB string, 0x40RRGGBB integer, name of a ramp object, or special value atomic
  • object-name = str: Name of an object or name pattern (with Asterisk (*)) which matches multiple objects. Changes the object color, and if it is a molecular object, also the color of all atoms. {default: all}
  • selection = str: atom selection, this is any expression which is not a valid object pattern. E.g. an ..→
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