Still dreaming of changing the colors of atoms via python


I am still dreaming of the possibility to change colors of individual
atoms using the python interface.

I am using Avogadro 1.1.1. Geoffrey gave the following tip:

On 02/17/2014 10:51 PM, Geoffrey Hutchison wrote:

Colors in Avogadro 1.0.x are defined by a color plugin, not the atom. In Avogadro 1.1.x, there’s a new property:

In the python console under Avogadro I then try:

import Avogadro



Traceback (most recent call last):

File “”, line 1, in

AttributeError: ‘Atom’ object has no attribute ‘setCustomColorName’

Doesn’t seem to work … there is no such method as "setCustomColorName"
in Avogadro 1.1.1.

How can I change the color of a single atom … ? I started to do
research on this already two weeks ago and still haven’t figured
it out… surely it shouldn’t be this difficult.