VMD is a molecular visualization program for displaying, animating, and analyzing large biomolecular systems using 3-D graphics and built-in scripting.

Category:  Visualization

Availability: Open access for all academic users


  • VMD uses OpenGL to provide high-performance 3D graphics. 
  • This package is integrated with babel, which can read molecular data files from CHARMM and X-PLOR as well as PDB files.
  • Can export displayed graphics to files which may be processed by a number of popular ray tracing and image rendering packages, including POV-Ray.

Usage Notes
Show the software versions:  module avail vmd

Loading the module will set the path and any necessary variables:  module load vmd/version