And the spacing can be controlled a least a little by using the surface quality setting.

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From: Tsjerk Wassenaar []
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2012 12:46 PM
To: Michael Lerner <>
Cc: pymol mailinglist <>
Subject: Re: [PyMOL] writing out the surface

Hi Michael,

The answer used to be "you can write out the surface as mesh in vrml or povray format, from which you can extract the vertices". I think it's still the proper answer.



On Jun 11, 2012 5:26 PM, "Michael Lerner" <> wrote:

Hi all,

If I have a surface representation, is there currently a way to write it out as points (perhaps with a desired spacing) to a file? I know that the answer used to be no, but I thought I'd check just in case there was a new function that I didn't know about.


Michael Lerner
Department of Physics and Astronomy
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