The Theoretical and Computational Biophysics group at the Beckman Institute For Advanced Science and Technology, the University of Illinois (U-C), is proud to announce the public release of VMD 1.8.1. VMD is a package for the visualization and analysis of biomolecular systems. VMD includes features for animation of molecular dynamics trajectories, interactive simulation, sequence browsing and structure highlighting, and powerful scripting capabilities. This software is distributed free of charge and includes source code, documentation, and precompiled binaries for IBM, HP, Linux, MacOS X, Sun, SGI, and Microsoft Windows. The VMD documentation includes an installation guide, a users guide, and a programmers guide for interested researchers. VMD also provides on-line help through the use of an external HTML viewer. VMD development is supported by the NIH National Center for Research Resources.
A full description of VMD is available via the VMD home page:
Release notes, documentation, and download links for the new version
are available here:
The authors request that any published work which utilizes VMD includes a reference to the VMD web page and/or the following reference:
Humphrey, W., Dalke, A. and Schulten, K., "VMD - Visual Molecular Dynamics", J. Molec. Graphics, 1996, vol. 14, pp. 33-38.
The Theoretical and Computational Biophysics group encourages VMD users to be closely involved in the development process through reporting bugs, contributing fixes, periodical surveys and via other means.
We are eager to hear from you, and thank you for using our software!
June 10, 2003