I want to generate electrostatic potential maps of molecules using Avogadro, that show the colour scheme ranging from blue through green and yellow to red.

In this Youtube video, at 1:32, the video author does just that.

Youtube video grab showing coloured ESP map

However, when I try the same thing on my Avogadro (version 1.2.0), it shows this:

My own Avogadro's Screen Capture

How do i display the colourful electrostatic potential map on my computer? My computer has a 4 GB RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce 210 Graphics Card.

Thank you!


The answer is that the color scheme changed, due to user (and developer) feedback. More people preferred the red to white to blue scheme for electrostatics.

In Avogadro 2, we hope to have a full-featured gradient editor, allowing you to set the colors you wish.

  • $\begingroup$ 5 months since this post and situation seems the same $\endgroup$
    – Tony M
    Dec 26 '17 at 3:25
  • $\begingroup$ @TonyM - as indicated in the comment above, there's a support forum for Avogadro and you can post requests on GitHub - while I use Chem.SE, it's no substitute for a GitHub issue tracker. $\endgroup$ Dec 28 '17 at 21:10

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