From: quantrum75 (
Date: Mon Nov 08 2010 - 12:37:50 CST

Hi There,
 am newbie when it comes to a lot of advanced functionality of VMD. I
have question regarding the 3D visualization of protein molecules. I run
 a Linux system with following configuration.

1) OS - Linux Ubuntu, 10.0 version

2) Graphics Card - NVidia GeForce 9800 with 2 GB RAM with CUDA acceleration

3) VMD 1.8.7

4) I also bought some stereo glasses (One eye piece is red and other is blue kind of thing, bought off ebay...oops).

5) A Samsung syncmaster 22 inch LCD display

 have failed in every way to be able to visualize the molecules in 3D. I
 have tried the various options in VMD to display the molecules and
visualize them with the glasses without any success. Is there are
straightforward tutorial of some sorts which can tell me what to get to
be able to see the molecules in 3D? I know I am doing something
 very stupid. But I have not been able to see any place a straight
forward explanation of how to visualize the molecules in 3D (including
the mailing lists)