[lammps-users] Viewing dump files with vmd

Does lammps automatically create dump files that can be used/viewed in vmd?

If so, which of the dump styles should be used? (dcd, xtc, cfg, etc…?)

very respectfully,

Does lammps automatically create dump files that can be used/viewed in
vmd?

there is no "automatic" choice. you have to explicitly state what format
you want to write to. "atomic" and "custom" dump files are supported,
if written in textmode. VMD will recognize them automatically, if the
name ends in .lammpstrj. currently only a subset of the information
compatible with the VMD molfile library will be passed on to VMD.
dcd, xyz, and xtc format dump files are also supported. .cfg is not
supported as well as files with varying numbers of atoms.

for file formats like .dcd and .xtc, than only contain coordinate
information, it is helpful to also have the "topology" information
available (bonds). this can be done with the topotools vmd plugin.

HTH,
  axel.