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Introduction to PMV

This Tutorial applies to: 1.4.3
This Tutorial is intended for: End user

This tutorial introduces PMV and demonstrates its basic features. Note, this tutorial applies to version 1.4.3. There have been quite a few changes in PMV since version 1.4.3.


  1. Before we start Download and install MGLTools.
  2. Getting started Basic key and mouse bindings.
  3. Coloring by atom type Adding missing hydrogens.
  4. Displaying labels by Properties →
  5. Measure distance Shows how to measure distances, angles and torsions.
  6. Display sticks-and-balls CPK and molecular surface.
  7. Changing material properties DejaVu GUI.

All content on one page (useful for printing, presentation mode etc.)

Attached files

see also:

Python Molecular Viewer
PDF version of the tutorial.
by Sargis Dallakyan last modified 2011-11-03 10:17
Contributors: Ruth Huey, Michel Sanner
Molecular Graphics Laboratory, TSRI

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