From: Wesley Smith (
Date: Thu Jan 24 2008 - 22:53:58 CST

Well, my mods are less of an improvement that the start of hacking at
VMD to compile it into a Lua plugin. I'm doing this not to take
advantage of VMD's rendering capabilities, but instead to make use of
the ridiculous number of file formats it can read. I then use Lua
some more with VTK bindings to pipe in the Volume and Molecule data
for rendering with that lib.

On Jan 24, 2008 8:42 PM, Axel Kohlmeyer <> wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Jan 2008, Wesley Smith wrote:
> hi wes,
> why not hand in your modifications for inclusion into
> the regular VMD distribution? that would make them
> automatically supported...
> cheers,
> axel.
> WS> Hi,
> WS> I was attempting a Windows build of some VMD mods I had previously
> WS> made on OSX, but I didn't get very far. It seems the VMD 1.8.6 source
> WS> download is missing the project files for MSVC in the main vmd source
> WS> folder and has a corrupt workspace file in the MSVC plugins folder.
> WS> Any chance of getting these files?
> WS>
> WS> thanks,
> WS> wes
> WS>
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