RE: Amber Trajectories + VMD (fwd)

From: Nicholson, James D Mr ARO <>
Date: Tue 3 Dec 2002 18:35:09 -0500

Use ptraj to strip out waters then try it. This worked well for me thanks
to a suggestion by Thomas Cheatham. Also, you can have dynamic
hydrogen-bonds during playback in VMD (a nice feature).

-Jim N.

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Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 5:58 PM
Subject: Amber Trajectories + VMD (fwd)

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Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2002 14:44:41 -0600 (CST)
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Subject: Amber Trajectories + VMD

I'm trying to make an animation in VMD from the trajectory created by an
Amber 7
molecular dynamics run. Here's my input file:

Initial dynamics w/o restraints - AChE / CYX / HID / Solvent / Neutral
   ntwx = 10,
   ntf = 2, ntb = 2,
   nstlim = 100,
   ntp = 1,
   ntc = 2,
   tempi = 300.0, ntt = 1,
   lastrst = 3000000,

As you can see, there's only 100 steps, and the coordinates get written out
every 10 steps, indicating that this should be a 10-frame animation. I open
VMD 1.7.1, click on 'Molecule', then 'Load From Files', select 'parm and
and choose my input parameter file and my trajectory file. When I press
Molecule', VMD proceeds to read in the files, showing a rapidly-increasing
'frames' count. The problem is that this 'frames' count continues to
indefinitely, when it should logically stop at 10. The 'atoms' count also
remains at 0.

Are there any format-conversion steps I should be taking that I'm not? Or is
this not the correct procedure?

Received on Tue Dec 03 2002 - 15:35:09 PST
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