From: John Stone (
Date: Wed May 29 2013 - 09:13:27 CDT

  Yes, you can use the File|Render menu to export your VMD scene to
STL, VRML97 (aka VRML 2.0), or X3D, all three of which are commonly
used for 3-D printers. Of those three, only the VRML97 and X3D
file formats contain color information. The STL file format does not.

  John Stone

On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 02:19:19PM +0000, Reza Md. wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am a new user of VMD. I have a reconstruction and docked subsequently. Now I'd like to visualize with VMD and print afterward.
> Is there any way to save maps with docking probe to .stl or .wrl format which is supported by 3D printer.
> Does it really keep colors while printing?
> Thank you in advance!
> BR,
> Mehedi Reza
> M.Sc. (Tech.)
> Doctoral Researcher
> Department of Applied Physics
> Aalto University School of Science and Technology, Finland
> email:

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