From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Tue Mar 08 2011 - 10:45:40 CST

On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 10:11 AM, Sushil Mishra <> wrote:
> Hi:
> Can any of you please  tell me the syntax for making background color to
> white in VMD. What should i add to .vmdrc file to make it white every time ?
> or any other way ?

color Display Background white

you can easily find out VMD text commands, by clicking
on File->Log Tcl Commands to Console
and then doing the change via the GUI and monitoring the
script commands printed in the console.


p.s.: may i suggest to combine the background change
with: color Display Foreground black

> /sushil

Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer
Institute for Computational Molecular Science
Temple University, Philadelphia PA, USA.