[lammps-users] visualize simulation box with lammps

hi all,

i am visualizing my simulation from lammps to vmd with .lmpstrj file, but i can’t find a way to visualize the edges of my box. is there any other way to do it?

hi all,
i am visualizing my simulation from lammps to vmd with .lmpstrj file, but i
can't find a way to visualize the edges of my box. is there any other way to
do it?

what do you mean by that?

is the 'pbc box' command from the pbctools plugin
(shipped by default with VMD) not sufficient for you?

perhaps you have not explored all options. check out:
http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/vmd/plugins/pbctools/

axel.

I want to show except the molecules and the edges of my box. meaning to be bale to show a box with dimensions :
xlo xhi 0 100

ylo yhi 0 100
zlo zhi 0 100

i tried to find it in vmd tools but i couldn’t.

I want to show except the molecules and the edges of my box. meaning to be

this sentence doesn't make much sense. please reformulate.

bale to show a box with dimensions :
xlo xhi 0 100
ylo yhi 0 100
zlo zhi 0 100

i tried to find it in vmd tools but i couldn't.

you can draw any object into the scene with the vmd graphics
primitives. they use the coordinate system of your simulation box.
pbc box command works like this.

vmd is very flexible, as the large number of plugins demonstrates,
but it requires some more serious look into the documentation and
the tutorials. you will rarely find a ready-to-use solution for the problem
that you are having. you'll have more success by looking for parts
of a solution and then assemble it by yourself.

a few additional hints for constructing your own adapted scripts
can be found in this pdf:
http://sites.google.com/site/akohlmey/redirect/cpmd-vmd.pdf

axel.

I want as i visualize my simulation to draw the box (static) that my simulation takes place in. i used pbc box_draw and pbc box but the box it was drawn, it was not what i wanted. and when i used the options from the vmd tutorials , i was receiving errors “not known option”

obviously, your approach to visualization and its
documentation is as thorough and careful as to
the simulations themselves.

what you describe requires nothing more than
12 "draw line" or "graphics line" commands to
connect the 8 corners of your box. the pbc box
has this integrated and provides a comprehensive
selection of options to adjust position and style.

if you cannot figure this out based on the VMD
documentation, or the other links that i provided,
then i don't know how to help you.

axel.