From: John Stone (
Date: Tue Jun 25 2002 - 15:15:22 CDT

  Are you referring to the insightII "arc" format??:

In any case, you are correct that VMD does not currently have built-in
support for the insightII file formats. It should not be too difficult
to write a trajectory file reader plugin for VMD 1.8 if you're interested.
If you'd like to write a plugin to read these insightII files we would
be happy to provide assistance. If we had the time we'd offer to write
such a plugin ourselves, but at present we're fully occupied just to keep
up with our current committments, but I am willing to make time to help
people write plugins if they are interested. If you're curious what a
VMD plugin generally looks like, I've attached a short one to this
email for people to look at.

Here are lists of other insightII file formats:

  John Stone

On Tue, Jun 25, 2002 at 08:29:15AM +0200, Bjoern Windshuegel wrote:
> hello guys,
> i want to view the trajectories obtained from insight with vmd. in my 1.7
> version there is no chance to load these files in. does anybody has
> experience with converting them into others that can be read by vmd or are
> there other possibilities?
> thanks,
> bjoern windshuegel
> Bjoern Windshuegel
> Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet Duesseldorf
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