[PyMOL] cartoon mode

In PyMOL 2 and newer, loading a new PDB file will automatically display molecules in cartoon mode. There are 10 cartoon modes available in PyMOL (mine version 2.3).

The 10 modes are: arrow, automatic (default), dash, dumbbell, loop, oval, putty, rectangle, skip and tube.

Using ubiquitin 1UBQ as model to display 9 of 10 cartoon modes (cartoon skip is not shown, as it “skips” cartoon).

default mode: automatic

type “cartoon arrow” in the command line, you will see below

cartoon dash,

cartoon dumbbell

cartoon loop,

cartoon oval,

cartoon putty (based on b-factor, no color gradient)

cartoon rectangle (like cartoon arrow, but no “arrow” displayed)

cartoon tube