From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Tue Aug 06 2013 - 06:09:49 CDT

On Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 11:49 AM, Marc van der Kamp
<> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I would like to load a new molecule but keep the exact same view
> (orientation, zoom level etc.) as present in the Display before
> loading a new molecule.
> In other words, I would like to turn-off the auto-'focussing' mode.
> Is this possible, and if so, how?
> (I couldn't find an answer to this in the manual or other online resources)

it should be possible with some scripting. you would need to store
away the various viewpoint parameters and then reapply them after
loading the molecule. please have a look at the "reload" function in
this (somewhat outdated) tutorial.

this may be something that you could try to adapt for your purpose.

you may also want to look into the VMD script code produced by the
save state functionality, which has a similar component.


> Many thanks,
> Marc

Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer
International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste. Italy.