From: John Stone (
Date: Tue Oct 14 2008 - 16:44:01 CDT

  Intersurf is currently found in Visualization->Intersurf and
it still works fine for me.

I have the source for Intersurf, but haven't recompiled it for a while.

The main issue is that it depends on other computational geometry
libraries that (at the time) weren't easily portable to all platforms.
Given that some time has passed, it may be worth looking at porting it to
MacOS X and other platforms again since the compilers have evolved quite
a bit and porting would likely be easier now.

  John Stone

On Sat, Oct 11, 2008 at 07:44:10PM -0400, Axel Kohlmeyer wrote:
> On Sat, 11 Oct 2008, BIN ZHANG wrote:
> BZ> Hi, All:
> BZ>
> BZ> From the plugin library, I see that there is a plugin called intersurf in
> BZ> VMD. (
> BZ> But why I cannot find it? Shouldn't it be located at Extension->Analysis?
> hi,
> you cannot find it, because intersurf requires binary only
> plugins that are only provided for 32-bit linux and windows.
> you have to contact the intersurf developers to get an updated
> version.
> the binaries bundles with VMD have not been updated for almost
> 3 years, so it is highly likely they won't work for any future
> releases and it might be a good idea to remove them from the
> distribution/cvs altogether (unless the developers either provide
> updates or release the source code).
> cheers,
> axel.
> BZ> I'm using VMD for MACOSXX86, version 1.8.6 (April 6, 2007)
> BZ> Thanks a lot.
> BZ>
> BZ> Bin
> BZ>
> BZ>
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