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==Description==
==Description==
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VMD is a molecular visualization program for displaying, animating, and analyzing large biomolecular systems using 3-D graphics and built-in scripting. It is one of the most user-friendly programs available for this purpose. It is particularly useful for visualizing trajectories, either in [[Charmm]] (.DCD) or in [[Protein Databank|PDB]] (MODEL ... ENDMDL) formats.
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VMD is a molecular visualization program for displaying, animating, and analyzing large biomolecular systems using 3-D graphics and built-in scripting. It is one of the most user-friendly programs available for this purpose. It is particularly useful for visualizing trajectories, either, e.g., in [[Charmm]] (.DCD) or [[Protein Databank|PDB]] (MODEL ... ENDMDL) formats.
==Home page==
==Home page==
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* http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/vmd/current/docs.html
* http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/vmd/current/docs.html
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==Useful tricks==
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* To vizualize a trajectory, do:
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** vmd structure.pdb
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** In the "VMD main" window, select your molecule.
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** In the File menue, select "Load data into Molecule"
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** Browse and select your trajectory file
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** If it is not recognized automatically, you may have to specify the correct file format
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** To animate your structure, click on the arrow at the bottom-right of the "VMD main" window
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** Enjoy
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* To generate a [[Charmm]] trajectory (.DCD) from a series of [[Protein Databank|PDB]] files, you may use [[Catdcd]] as follows:
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** cat *.pdb > file_all.pdb
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** catdcd -o file_all.dcd -pdb file_all.pdb
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* You may need to do this with a specified order for the [[Protein Databank|PDB]] files. For instance, to have their order given by the date of the files:
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** cat `ls -t *.pdb` > file_all.pdb
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** catdcd -o file_all.dcd -pdb file_all.pdb
==Contact information==
==Contact information==

Latest revision as of 08:11, 16 May 2011

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Description

VMD is a molecular visualization program for displaying, animating, and analyzing large biomolecular systems using 3-D graphics and built-in scripting. It is one of the most user-friendly programs available for this purpose. It is particularly useful for visualizing trajectories, either, e.g., in Charmm (.DCD) or PDB (MODEL ... ENDMDL) formats.

Home page

Source code

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Supported platforms

Documentation

Useful tricks

Contact information

vmd@ks.uiuc.edu


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