From: Maxim Belkin (
Date: Thu Jul 10 2014 - 08:53:21 CDT

Hi Nuno,

If you already have energies, then store them in a tcl list and use VMD's "draw text" command to print text on top of trajectory. You may also create a proc that is called every time frame changes when you play your movie.

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On Jul 10, 2014, at 7:24 AM, Nuno Sousa Cerqueira <> wrote:

> Hello.
> I have a series of PDB structures that I have joined in order to create a trajectory.
> I would like to see the animation of those PDB structure in VMD and at the same time observe the changes in energy of each structure.
> One way of doing this is to store the energies of each PDB as a comment on the trajectory file. So each PDB will have a line with a comment containing its energy.
> My question is: Is there any way that while VMD is playing the PDB animation I can retrieve the stored energies ( such as a variable=?
> Does anyone has a idea of doing this ?
> Regards,
> Nuno
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