From: Vermaas, Josh (
Date: Mon Nov 22 2021 - 10:42:48 CST

Have you tried “index 57 58 8858 8714”? You don’t use equal signs typically when building atom selections. It may also be invisible if the atoms aren’t bonded together with the “lines” representation.


From: <> on behalf of Otakandza Glenn <>
Date: Monday, November 22, 2021 at 11:22 AM
To: "" <>
Subject: vmd-l: Select a molecule with multiple indexes

Hello everyone,
I want to select atoms with different index in the graphical interface of VMD but I can not, I tried the syntax all and index =57 and index =58 and index =8858 and index =8714
but it does not return me anything even though they are the index of the atoms of a molecule, has anyone ever selected molecules with multiple index?

It is a molecule that was created during the simulation and I would like to follow its reaction.
I use the xyz extension

many thanks

With kind regards