From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Tue Sep 24 2013 - 11:10:33 CDT

On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 4:27 PM, Dawid das <> wrote:
> Dear vmd experts,
> I was looking for help on making movies in vmd but I couldn't find anything.
> What I have is 500 frames from my Tinker MD simulation. Now, I want to make
> a movie/get a trajectory of my system. Firstly, is it possible at all to do
> this with those original xyz Tinker files?
> I struggle with loading all these frames. I tried new mol name.* type
> tinker, but it seems that * does not work as usual.

that would probably not be what you want anyway. since typical program
won't concatenate the files into a single data set as you need to

> I read those:
> and
> but like I said I didn't find it helpful.
> Thank you for help.

you would need a little Tcl scripting. something like this (untested):

set first 1
foreach f [glob name.*] {
    if {$first} {
        set first 0
        mol new $f type tinker waitfor all
    } else {
        mol addfile $f type tinker waitfor all


Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer
International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste. Italy.