From: Andrew Jewett (
Date: Sun Sep 30 2012 - 03:00:13 CDT

I'd like to second this request.

I've had a similar problem when attempting to view molecules with many
atom types. In my case I was using Axel's topotools to load a LAMMPS
data file and view it in VMD.

I was not sure if this was a topotools issue or a VMD issue. It seems
like it's a VMD issue. It would be very nice to be able to specify
the color of more than 10 atom types. (We run into this limit fairly

(For example, I had this problem trying to generate the following image:


On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 12:59 PM, Ivan Moncayo <> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I simulated a surfactant adsorption over a wall. I need change the color of
> the atoms in VMD, but I have more than 9 atoms types and the next atoms
> types were coloring with the same color to 1 atom type. Can you help me and
> say me how change the color to the atoms type with id more big than 9. Thank
> you for your advice.
> --
> Saludos
> Iván Moncayo R.