From: Andrew DeYoung (
Date: Wed Apr 11 2012 - 20:37:20 CDT


Is it possible to draw a transparent or translucent sphere of a specified
radius in VMD 1.9? I tried "draw sphere {0 0 0} radius 3" (where the radius
is specified in angstroms), but the sphere is opaque. The sphere also looks
rather "blocky"; is there any way to increase its resolution?

I am calculating spatial distribution functions, and I would like to plot a
sphere to show the radii (around the atom at the origin) that are taken into
account in my calculation.

Thank you,

Andrew DeYoung
Carnegie Mellon University