From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Fri Jan 06 2006 - 14:05:40 CST

hi ben,

please have a look at the attached script which introduces
a command 'reload' to delete all coordinates and then reloads
the last loaded file of the current molecule.

it also saves the various scene parameters and restores
them after loading the file. perhaps you can adapt it
for whatever you need.


Axel Kohlmeyer e-mail:, tel: ++1-215-898-1582
    Center for Molecular Modeling -- University of Pennsylvania
Department of Chemistry, 231 S.34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6323
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On Fri, 6 Jan 2006, Benjamin SCHWARZ wrote:

> each time I load a new molecule, vmd changes the view in order to let me
> see the whole scene. This is sometimes anoying since I most of the time
> center my view on a place I want to study, then charge new aligned
> molecules in order to compare the place...
> Is there a way to inhibit the "recenter" begavior ?
> --Ben