From: John Stone (
Date: Tue Jan 26 2010 - 20:48:30 CST

  What are these points you're wanting to display? Are they atoms?
If they are not atoms, then you'll likely have much better luck getting
what you want by writing a short VMD script to draw spheres or points
where you want them to appear, using either the "draw" or "graphics"
commands. These are described in some detail in the various VMD
tutorials and in the VMD User's Guide on the web site. You can write
a short Tcl script to read your text file and draw anything you like,
if they aren't atoms. If they are atoms, then you could just load these
into separate molecules from the main one, and it should work fine.

  John Stone

On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 05:51:04PM -0500, Naiyin Yu wrote:
> Dear All,
> I am trying to display couples of data points on top of my protein in
> VMD. I was wondering is there any method to import certain points which
> has xyz form (coordinate) to vmd? And these points are not necessary in
> the pdb structure.
> I have to try to use Data --> import and add both pdb and xyz file (as
> text file) and map a new structure, but failed.
> Do you have any idea?
> thanks a lot,
> best
> Naiyin

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