From: Walter Rocchia (
Date: Wed Sep 18 2019 - 16:10:18 CDT

I would like to export the mesh of a surface created in VMD and colored based on a electrostatic potential. The final aim would be to have a 3D model on it (e.g. a .u3d format)
I tried most of the output options provided by VMD, including wavefront .obj and .mtl files. When the surface is colored with a colorID, it seems to work.
In contrast, when I loaded these files in Meshlab, it seemed that the information of the color was missing?

Is there any way to do it correctly?

Thank you

Walter Rocchia, PhD, Head
Computational mOdelling of NanosCalE and bioPhysical sysTems - CONCEPT Lab<>
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