PyMOL v2.2 Release Notes

Release Date: July 24, 2018


  • MAE export with basic styling (color, representation, labels)
  • MAE export with group hierarchy
  • Nucleic acid mutagenesis wizard

Features (Incentive PyMOL only)

  • MAE export with properties
  • Stereochemistry (”stereo”) labeling with RDKit or Schrodinger backend (external dependencies, set SCHRODINGER environment variable or install RDKit with “conda install -c rdkit rdkit” into PyMOL’s conda environment)


  • Grouping in object menu: A > group > ...
  • Secondary structure update from sequence viewer: right-click > ss > ...
  • Atom right-click > object > disable others


Runtime (conda packages)

  • Anaconda 5.0.0 build environment
  • Python 2.7 and 3.6 for all platforms (Windows, Linux, macOS - 64bit)

Open-Source PyMOL Updates

  • Ported graphics shaders and related code from Incentive PyMOL:
    • improved labels: multiline support, background color, connectors (various label_* settings)
    • support for background images (bg_image_filename)
    • Order-independent transparency (transparency_mode 3)
    • fixes stick_ball setting
    • fixes “lines” crash with certain low-end graphics drivers
  • Moved code repository to github

Bug Fixes

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