VMD-L Mailing List
From: Lee-Ping Wang (leeping_at_stanford.edu)
Date: Fri Feb 28 2014 - 22:58:59 CST
On Feb 28, 2014, at 7:57 PM, Benjamin Kaduk <kaduk_at_MIT.EDU> wrote:
> Hi Lee-Ping,
> On Fri, 28 Feb 2014, Lee-Ping Wang wrote:
>> 1) Drawing circles. I have the following TCL snippet for drawing a
>> circle but it's kind of slow. I could also use VMD spheres with
>> angle-modulated transparency, but in this case I would prefer for it to
>> simply be a circle.
>> 2) Drawing small polyhedra. My method is to create atoms at the
>> positions of the vertices and use the "Polyhedra" representation. However,
>> VMD complains that there are too many bonds and does not draw all of the
>> polyhedral faces.
> I think you get to use the 'triangle' primitive for drawing generic polyhedra. (Wrapped in some higher-level functions, of course.)
> With respect to circles, I don't have any good ideas. It's good to keep in mind that VMD is primarily a molecular visualization tool, and is not really intended to (also) be a generic drawing tool.
>> 3) Tooltips. Is it possible to pop up an image if I mouse-over an atom
>> or graphics object?
> I don't know, sorry.