From: John Stone (
Date: Tue Jun 16 2009 - 09:23:24 CDT

  You can change the spline basis used in VMD to be a bit less
compliant to the twists and turns of the structure by using the
alternate B-spline basis rather than Catmull-Rom. I've never read
the code in Molscript, but it is pretty safe to assume that they
use a different spline basis than we do. It is easy to add alternate
spline basis functions to VMD if that turns out to be the major
item you're hoping to match up between VMD and molscript.

  John Stone

On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 03:54:22PM +0200, Tomek Wlodarski wrote:
> Dear all,
> Maybe my question is trival but I was wondering if in VMD I could draw
> secondary structures in a way how is done by Molscript, so to speak in
> Molscript for me ss looks more "rigid", whereas in VMD they are more
> "plastic" - I do not know how to bettter describe it :)
> Thanks!!
> Best
> tomek wlodarski

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