From: Terry Jordan (
Date: Thu Oct 27 2005 - 09:26:10 CDT

That worked. But I have another slight problem. There seems to be no way
of controlling (zooming, rotating, translating) the molecule from the remote
machine (the one with just the GUI). Is there anyway to do that?


----Original Message Follows----
From: John Stone <>
To: Terry Jordan <>
Subject: Re: vmd-l: Does Vmd support GUI and rendering separate
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 15:09:00 -0500

   If you use 'setenv VMDGDISPLAY :0.0' and 'setenv DISPLAY remote:0.0'
you can do the opposite (send the GUI to a remote machine, run OpenGL
on the local machine). You wouldn't want to send the graphics to the
remote machine, as that's the slowest method. It's far better to send
the GUI to the remote machine and run the graphics locally. While you
can do it the other way, you'll very quickly discover that the graphics
load will eat your network for breakfast if you do it that way.
Let us know if you need more help getting this running.

   John Stone

On Tue, Oct 25, 2005 at 07:26:06PM +0000, Terry Jordan wrote:
> I wanted to find out if I can pipe the rendered data to a remote machine
> and keeping the gui on the local machine? This would give functionality
> similar to the geowall. One machine controls the other machine which
> drives 2 projectors in passive stereo. I can run the local app in
> stereo and it works fine but I am not sure if this can be done as I
> described. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks in advance.

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