From: Marc Baaden (
Date: Tue Nov 11 2003 - 16:09:17 CST

Hi again,

  a current "difficulty" when working with tools in VMD (eg a
phantom in tug mode) is to pick a specific atom. With stereo
this is sort of feasible, but more often than not one gets the
atom just next to the one you wanted.

I wonder whether it would be possible to highlight the atom
that *would* be selected (eg is nearest to the tool tip, I guess)
at any given time.

Something like a yellow sphere for instance ..

This would certainly be even more helpful when working in mono

I guess that requires some hacking in the VMD source code, but if
there was another possibility (tcl?) I'd give it a try ..


 Dr. Marc Baaden  - Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique, Paris      -
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