about molecule drawing program

Bernard P. Murray, PhD bpmurray*STUFFER* at socrates.ucsf.edu
Thu Feb 25 15:08:53 EST 1999

In article <199902251523.HAA17383 at net.bio.net>, fengbingjian at 163.net wrote:

> Dear neters:
> I am planning to draw a molecule (HLA-DRB) require specifying each atom's 
> color. RasMol 2.6 does not meet this requirement. Do you know any other 
> programs that can work?
> thanks in advance!
> Feng,Bingjian

What do you mean "specifying each atom's color"?
I've found RasMol to be very flexible in this
respect if you use the custom colour field
(have a look at the documentation).  I use
some C progs and AWK scripts to change the
PDB files.  Alternatively I just hammer out a
RasMol script.  If you need more than 255
colours you are probably out of look (but then
again my eyes aren't that good).

Bernard P. Murray, PhD
Dept. Cell. Mol. Pharmacol., UCSF, San Francisco, USA

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