From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Mon Oct 31 2011 - 14:32:47 CDT

On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 2:21 PM, Bogdan Costescu <> wrote:
> Dear vmd-l,
> I would like to have some kind of DynamicBonds representation, but
> where the bonds are not represented as cylinders but as Lines. I like
> how DynamicBonds works, but the representation is slow because there
> are many cylinders to be drawn. Is there a quick-and-dirty way of
> combining the two ? I could, of course, just draw the lines myself

no. at least not without changing source code
and building your own version of VMD.

> from TCL for each frame, but again due to speed reasons I would prefer
> to use a built-in mechanism.

you can reduce the cylinder resolution to 2 or 3 and diameter to 0.1
depending on your graphics hardware, turning GLSL on or off might
speed up things, too.


> Thanks in advance for any suggestion!
> Bogdan

Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer
College of Science and Technology
Temple University, Philadelphia PA, USA.