From: John Stone (
Date: Wed Oct 26 2011 - 17:03:49 CDT

  The plugins are contained in a top level directory with the VMD source
distribution. When you untarred the source package, you should have
found two directories: "plugins" and "vmd". The plugins directory contains
the plugin distribution that matches the VMD version you are trying to compile.
You can also obtain the plugin tree through CVS, but if you have the VMD
source package, you already have it. Please read the VMD compilation
instructions here:

  John Stone

On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 01:55:22PM -0400, Matt Fioravante wrote:
> Hello, I'm having a lot of trouble getting vmd-1.9 to compile. Were making
> some modifications to the rendering code to create a new visualization for
> a graduate data visualization class.
> The guide says to compile the plugins first but I can't seem to find the
> plugin tree anywhere. Looking on the website there is a plugin tree for
> 1.8.7. However the makefile doesn't seem to work. When I try to do a
> #make LINUX
> or a
> #make LINUXAMD64
> nothing happens and nothing gets built. This is on ubuntu 11.04 x86_64.
> Where can I get plugin source code for vmd-1.9? Would it be best to just
> use the CVS version?

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