VMD Supported Software
VMD is a molecular visualization program for displaying, animating, and analyzing large biomolecular systems using 3-D graphics and built-in scripting. It may be used to view biological systems such as proteins, nucleic acids, lipid bilayer assemblies, and general molecules, as VMD can read standard Protein Data Bank (PDB) files. VMD provides a wide variety of methods for rendering and coloring a molecule: simple points and lines, CPK spheres and cylinders, licorice bonds, backbone tubes and ribbons, cartoon drawings, and others. VMD can be used to animate and analyze the trajectory of a molecular dynamics (MD) simulation.
Capabilities and Features
Easy to Implement
VMD can run on MacOS, Unix/Linux, or Windows with multicore processors and GPU acceleration support for faster computations, smoother visualizations, and performance for extremely complex molecules
VMD can read over 60 different file types of molecular trajectories such as NAMD, CHARMM, Gromacs, and AMBER. With VMD being compatible across so many MD software, visualization becomes a breeze without having to convert file formats.
Extremely Customizable Viewing
View your molecules in different rendering modes with options to change the Atomistic Drawing, and Secondary Structure, and view their motion in VMD Movie Maker. VMD also has the ability to export molecule graphics files to ray tracing and rendering packages.
Visualize Your Scientific Discoveries
VMD is all about calculations and visualization with massive support for 3rd party applications with the ability to bring in and visualize molecules in a wide range of file formats. Visualization can help scientists realize and study a molecule more fully; VMD’s intuitive GUI, interfacing MD programs, and extremely friendly community with a wide selection of tutorials allow VMD to excel in as the go-to Molecular Dynamics Visualization software.