From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Fri Nov 04 2011 - 18:07:41 CDT

On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 5:59 PM, Juan Antonio Raygoza Garay <> wrote:

> How can i create snapshots for a big number of molecules in a single run
> or though the command line in vmd?

this is best done via scripting using the render command.
using the default "snapshot" output, is probably not going
to work conveniently, since this requires the default display
window to be visible and active. the closest approximation
can be had via TachyonInternal as renderer.
of course, you can also enable some of the advanced
rendering option and have improved image quality at
the expense of extra rendering time.


> thanks

Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer
College of Science and Technology
Temple University, Philadelphia PA, USA.