There is a display hierarchy,
in that display must be enabled at a higher level to reveal
display settings at lower levels.
Toggling the top level, model display, is convenient for hiding and
showing an entire model without disrupting its detailed appearance.
Whether there are lower levels depends on the type of model:
- atomic model display must be enabled
to reveal the display settings of its individual
atoms, bonds, and per-residue cartoon segments
- pseudobond model display must be enabled to reveal the display
settings of its individual pseudobonds
- a bond or pseudobond can only be displayed when both
flanking atoms are displayed, but it can be hidden (undisplayed) independently
- molecular-surface model display must be enabled to reveal the
display settings of its individual per-atom surface patches
Although turning on display at a higher level reveals display status
at a lower level, it does not change it. For example, turning on model-level
display will not show atoms with individual display turned off.
See commands: show,
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