From: John Stone (
Date: Fri Nov 17 2006 - 11:13:05 CST

Another way to learn what commands are equivalent to interactive
operations in the GUI is to use the command:
  logfile console

This will start logging commands to the text console until you
type the command:
  logfile off

You can use these as a shortcut to see what VMD is doing when you're
in a hurry and don't really want to read the manual. Not all commands
are logged, but the majority are.

  John Stone

On Fri, Nov 17, 2006 at 11:47:02AM -0500, Axel Kohlmeyer wrote:
> On Fri, 17 Nov 2006 wrote:
> N> Hi *
> N>
> N> Probably it's on the manual, but I do not find it.
> N> I want to be able to control the graphical representation properties, like
> N> coloring method, drawing method, material ... in order to write some procs to
> N> be run in batch mode. I know the commands to control these 3 mentioned rep.
> N> properties, but how do I change for example the
> N> resolution/thickness/aspect/spline style ratio for example of the Newcartoon
> N> representation? In a CPK rep, how can I change the sphere scale, sphere res.
> N> ... ?
> N>
> N> Are all these features available as commands/variables in order to be possible
> N> to change their values in self-made procedures?
> yes, you can control everything. in fact, you usually have better
> control of everything from the script interface than from the GUI.
> not always are all flags exported to the GUI and not always does
> the GUI allow fine grained tuning of parameters.
> your best bet is probably to do a Save State and then
> look at the generated file to understand how you can
> do it in your own procedures.
> cheers,
> axel.
> N>
> N> Cheers,
> N> Nuno
> N>
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