The APBS Electrostatics Plugin integrates the
software package into PyMOL.
Its primary purpose is electrostatic surface visualization.
It superseedes the APBS Tool2.1 plugin.
New in Incentive PyMOL 2.0
A molecule must already be loaded into PyMOL.
For regular protein and DNA molecules, the plugin should be a one-click solution (just click "Run").
For RNA, the residue names might need adjustment, see troubleshooting RNA.
Non-protein/DNA/RNA molecules or modified residues need special preparation, see #Prepare Molecule.
The default procedure involves three steps:
- preparing the molecule by assigning partial charges and adding hydrogens and other missing atoms
- calculating the electrostatic map
- visualization of the charged molecular surface
Each step can be run individually by unchecking the checkboxes on the other steps.
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