From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Mon Dec 17 2018 - 09:13:01 CST

On Mon, Dec 17, 2018 at 9:59 AM LIGESH B <> wrote:
> Dear Users,
> I have simulated a system in LAMMPS using hybrid atom_style ( atom_style hybrid angle sphere). But I was not able to load the data file of the simulation in VMD. Because initially when I was using a single atom style I use the command in Tk console as ' topo readlammpsdata <atom_style>'. It works fine at that time. But here I can not specify the atom style as I am using a hybrid style not a single style. How can I solve this problem?

you would have to modify the TopoTools plugin to support hybrid
styles. TopoTools only supports the most common atom styles.

> Is it possible to visualise the LAMMPS data file generated by a hybrid atom_style uisng VMD?

not data files with hybrid styles. you have to output your system in a
format supported by VMD where the atom style does not matter, e.g.
using write_dump


> Please give me some suggestions...
> Thanks in advance
> -Ligesh

Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer
College of Science & Technology, Temple University, Philadelphia PA, USA
International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste. Italy.