From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Tue Dec 29 2009 - 10:37:59 CST

On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 10:49 AM, Narasimhan LOGANATHAN
<> wrote:
> Hi all,
>     Is it possible to display the lattice in VMD.
> I know how to set the unit cell dimensions (for instance zeolites).
> But i am not aware of how to make it display the cell.
> Could you let me is it possible and if so how to do it.

pbc cell

VMD doesn't store information about the cell's origin, so
you may have to supply that, if your system does not use
the same origin that the pbc command assumes.
check out the pbctools VMD plugin documentation for details

please note that support for proper display of crystal lattices
- especially non-cubic ones - in VMD is (currently) limited for
historical reasons.


> Thanks in advance
> Regards
> Naresh

Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer
Institute for Computational Molecular Science
College of Science and Technology
Temple University, Philadelphia PA, USA.