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New Plugin ProBiS H2O is a new plugin for identification of conserved waters in protein structures.
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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Type Python Module
Author(s) Jason Vertrees
License BSD-2-Clause
This code has been put under version control in the project Pymol-script-repo


This script will select (and color if requested) surface residues and atoms on an object or selection. See the options below.

Each time, the script will create two new selections called, 'exposed_res_XYZ' and 'exposed_atm_XYZ' where XYZ is some random number. This is done so that no other selections/objects are overwritten.


findSurfaceResidues [ selection=all [, cutoff=2.5 [, doShow=False ]]]

The parameters are:


The object or selection for which to find exposed residues;
DEFAULT = (all)


The cutoff in square Angstroms that defines exposed or not. Those residues with > cutoff Ang^2 exposed will be considered exposed;
DEFAULT = 2.5 ..→
A Random PyMOL-generated Cover. See Covers.