[Chimera-users] hardware stereo question

Jarrod Smith jsmith at structbio.vanderbilt.edu
Wed Mar 16 12:12:00 PST 2005

> > Is there something newer, better, or less expensive than the 
> > Stereograhics Crystal Eyes viewing system that is compatible with PC or 
> > Mac?  Or is the Crystal Eyes still the best system for Chimera and other 
> > molecular modeling and computer visualization software?  Stereographics 
> > sells a CrystalEyes Workstation (either Windows/Linux or Mac) that looks 
> > attractive.

To my knowledge, Macs do not currently support stereo graphics, which is 
too bad...

Depending on the revision of your existing crystal eyes emitters, they
might work fine with a Linux box.  I have an older crystal eyes emitter
hooked to the Quadro 750 board in my Linux box and use the nuvision
glasses that Sabuj referred to with it.  It works fine.  I'll repeat what
Sabuj said: you cannot use crystal eyes glasses with the nuvision emitter.  
But the other direction works fine.

We have other crystal eyes emitters which do not work with the nVidia 
graphics boards we have here.  I am not sure why but that has been my 

Jarrod Smith

Jarrod A. Smith, Ph.D.
Asst. Director, Center for Structural Biology
Research Asst. Professor, Biochemistry
Vanderbilt University

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