Release Notes: A new "QuickSurf" molecular surface representation allows molecular dynamics trajectories to be animated for selections of 10,000 to well over 100,000 atoms depending on the speed of the host machine. The new Force Field Toolkit (FFTK) plugin is a set of tools that aids users in the development of CHARMM-compatible force field parameters. A new graphical interface to allow results from ProPKA runs to be interactively displayed in VMD. A new Android phone/tablet remote control is included in this release. Many other new and updated plugins are described on the VMD home page.
Release Notes: Support for several new stereoscopic display modes. Improved export of molecular scenes to Wavefront OBJ format, for animation and rendering tools such as Autodesk Maya. Export of molecular scenes to X3D and X3DOM for interactive display of molecules in WebGL capable browsers. Many improvements to ray tracing and movie making features. Multi-GPU CUDA acceleration of quantum chemistry molecular orbital display. Initial support for OpenCL GPU acceleration and MPI parallel analysis of molecular dynamics trajectories. Many new and improved structure building and analysis plugins.
Release Notes: Support for NVIDIA CUDA was added on Mac OS X, both 32-bit and 64-bit Linux, and Windows. VMD now supports CUDA-based GPU acceleration for electrostatics calculations, for implicit ligand sampling, and for acceleration of molecular orbital display. The Windows version now supports multi-core processors. New "PaperChain" and "Twister" graphical representations were added for display of carbohydrate structures in VMD. The "Polyhedra" representation was added for display of silicon nanodevice structures. The "Orbital" representation displays and animates molecular orbitals associated with quantum chemistry simulations.
Release Notes: This release includes a new multiple sequence alignment bioinformatics analysis environment that allows one to organize, display, and analyze both sequence and structure data for proteins and nucleic acids. The Mac OS X versions were updated for MacOS X 10.4 and now support stereoscopic display and OpenGL shading language. New collaboration plugins allow VMD users to chat, submit APBS and NAMD jobs to remote supercomputers and clusters, and exchange VMD views, all without the need to to install or run any additional software.
Release Notes: This is the first version ported to Mac OS X on Intel x86 processors, Linux on Intel Itanium processors, and AIX 5.x on 32-bit and 64-bit POWER processors. Structure building, modeling, simulation setup, and analysis tasks are made easier with the introduction of the new plugins, which automate common modeling tasks. This release has core enhancements including support for selecting and displaying files containing multiple conformations, improved atomic mass and radius guessing, and improved handling of non-biological structures containing hundreds of thousands of atoms.
Release Notes: This test version includes new ports to Mac OS X on Intel, Linux on Itanium, and 64-bit AIX5. New structure building plugins and many updated molecular file reader/writer plugins were included.
Release Notes: This release feaures multiple structure alignment, sequence alignment, phylogenetic tree display, high-quality shading with OpenGL shading language support, new APBS electrostatic potential plugin, particle mesh ewald potential map plugin, new cartoon secondary structure representation, solvent accessible surface area calculations, coloring by volumetric datasets, and much more.
Release Notes: OpenGL rendering performance improvements on all platforms. The Mac OS X version has been updated for 10.3. Eight new file reader plugins have been added, supporting new density and potential map file formats, and two new molecular dynamics restart file formats. Several trajectory reader plugins now support 64-bit file sizes. A new "draw multiple frames" feature can render trajectories of interesting parts of a simulated structure so their path over time can be seen all at once. Several user interface improvements, particularly with regard to working with volumetric data sets.
Release Notes: "NewRibbons" representation was greatly improved. Support was added for periodic image display of unit cells or PBC simulations. The depth cueing controls were improved. Plugins and 'psfgen' are now supported under Mac OS X. Several new electron density map reader plugins, the xyz plugin, and the gaussian "cube" file reader plugin were added. The movie making and ray tracing features were greatly improved.
Release Notes: There is a new native MacOS X version with hardware accelerated OpenGL, an entirely new graphical user interface on all platforms, support for wheel mice in the 3-D graphics window, plugin-based file readers and user-extensible GUI menus, user-defined clipping planes, improved ray tracing export features, VRML2 / VRML97 scene export, and OpenGL performance improvements on all platforms.