I am a newbie to material studio. I have a membrane, coordinates are in pdb format. I am trying to visualize the pores of this membrane. I tried Atoms and Volume surfaces, but the result was that the VdW surfaces were also shown. I also unchecked the VdW surfaces in analysis window, but it still shows. My probe radius is 1 angstrom. Is there anyway that I can just visualize the pores. I am attaching a picture of the settings and my output. This is what I am looking for. Figure 1d in https://www.nature.com/articles/nmat4638
Finally got the solution to visualize pores of a membrane.
The first thing you need to do is to check your lattice parameters. I had a membrane of
110*110*70 angstroms, but the pdb file contains the dimensions as
120*120*100. This is the main issue for me.
Change the lattice parameters here,
build -> build crystal -> options -> lattice parameters (check your lattice parameters) and click
apply and finally
Tools -> Atom Volume and Surfaces -> Task-Solvent Surfaces and change the settings according to your need and
create the isosurface.
Right click on the image you have generated go to
display style -> isosurfaces and increase the
The resulting image will show the pores of your membrane.