My software notes

November 14, 2007

making movie of molecular motions by VMD 1.8.5

Filed under: pymol/ molmol — kpwu @ 7:21 pm

I haven’t used VMD for a long time. Instead, I use pyMOL and MOLMOL to make most of the figures for presentation.

This week, I found that VMD  has a very good extension that help you to generate movies quickly as long as your  linux  machine  has  imagemagic or other tools installed. See VMD official site to get more detailed  instruction.

Here is an example I use protein GB1 to generate a 10 seconds movie. PDB code is 1GB1 which is a NMR ensemble structure with 60  models. This video put in youtube show you how flexible of the  GB1 protein is by looking at the 60 models.



  1. i need softwear vmd

    Comment by myprinc1` — July 21, 2008 @ 12:42 pm | Reply

  2. Then, go to
    Enjoy VMD.

    Comment by kpwu — July 22, 2008 @ 9:43 am | Reply

  3. pls give me. vmd commants

    Comment by karthick — August 3, 2008 @ 1:03 am | Reply

  4. I have always felt that in the end pymol looks better (than VMD), but VMD is way ahead in of easy of use as far as movies. I will probably end up posting clear steps on making a movie with pymol sometime since it is not very user friendly.

    Comment by Ted — March 2, 2009 @ 3:33 pm | Reply

  5. Hi, could you please what programs do i need to install for vmd movie maker to work in ubuntu? and how?
    I’m newbie in vmd and ubuntu and tried installing softwares that they require on vmd webcite, but it didn’t help

    Thanks, Mike

    Comment by Mike — July 26, 2010 @ 1:09 pm | Reply

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