From: Jan Saam (
Date: Fri Sep 01 2006 - 15:59:13 CDT

Hi Axel,

Good idea!
Not checking what you have collected already I'm sending a file
containing 2 or 3 such commands.

Gre aus der Heimat,

Axel Kohlmeyer wrote:
> hi everybody,
> as many of you might know, the 'draw' command in VMD can be extended via
> providing procedures of the name vmd_draw_XXX, which would be turned into
> a draw XXX command. the general idea is to provide an option to
> overide the
> internal graphics command and intergrate compound objects built from the
> povided primitives. there is one example in the user's guide and i've
> started
> building some more, while at the same time making them as similar as
> possible
> to the internal graphics commands (and thus the default draw commands).
> the result is currently at:
> and can be used by copying it into $VMDDIR/scripts/init.d/ or using the
> contributed rpm(s).
> i'm currently looking for additional implementations of those kind of
> compound
> draw objects, so that i know what is used and needed and that we can have
> a reliable and consistent library of those scripts that could be
> shipped with
> vmd at some point in time and that script or plugin writer can depend on
> (and thus do not have to reinvent that wheel over and over again).
> don't worry, if your draw extension is not written as elaborately as the
> ones provided in the library so far, i'm more interested to see what
> other
> people want/need and some kind of prototype implementation.
> best regards,
> axel.

Jan Saam
Institute of Biochemistry
Charite Berlin
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