From: Josh Vermaas (
Date: Tue Aug 05 2014 - 10:59:23 CDT

Are you using Surf or Quicksurf? I remember Surf occasionally failing to
render anything with certain atomselections in certain configurations.
Quicksurf is much better in that regard, which is why I haven't used
Surf or MSMS since Quicksurf was introduced. Another potential problem
is clipping. Computer graphics are complicated, in that you have to make
a decision as to where the viewer is positioned. In order to not have a
cluttered view, VMD by default won't draw (clips) any element that is
too close to the viewer (you can change this in the display settings).
-Josh Vermaas

On 8/5/14, 11:05 AM, rama david wrote:
> Dear Friends,
> I am using vmd 1.9.1 in ubuntu 12.04 32 bit OS.
> I want to create movie of system having 4000 atoms and frame 8000. I
> completed simulation of Petide ligand and receptor of 15ns. I want to
> make movie of simulation.
> When I use representation format such as cartoon, CPK and
> line I dont get any problem. But when I choose the surf drawing
> method the problem started in rendering of images. Some images in
> movie are only have surface rendered and even some shoes only half
> protein molecule. It is very imp. to show receptor in surf format.
> I dont not know why I facing problem.
> I will be very thankful for your help.
> I am looking forward for reply and solution.
> Thank you for giving time and attention.
> With Best regards,
> Rama David