[Chimera-users] Re: stereo viewing on Windows

Kishor Kulawade KKulawade at wooster.edu
Mon Sep 12 14:02:08 PDT 2005

Thank you very much for your reply.
We have the required hardware here. We have NVidia Quadro FX 3400/4400 video card.
I am trying to figure out how to start stereo mode on Windows XP machine.
Documentation states that append the desired options and inputs to the command in the target field. What command should I type in Target field to start stereo mode.
If you can provide any kind of help with that, would be wonderful


>>> Greg Couch <gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu> 9/9/2005 4:50 PM >>>
For the --stereo option to work you need a graphics card that supports 
"stereo in a window" (consumer/gaming cards only do full screen stereo) 
and the associated special glasses that alternate which eye can see the 
screen at any moment.

Those graphics cards are the workstation graphics cards -- the 3DLabs 
Wildcat series, the ATI FireGL series and the NVidia Quadro series.  See 
<http://www.3dlabs.com/>, <http://www.ati.com/products/workstation.html>,
or <http://www.nvidia.com/page/workstation.html> -- stay away from the 
versions designed for 2D applications and make sure the card you buy has a 
stereo connector.

High-quality glasses (and the emittors that control them) can be purchased 
from StereoGraphics Corporation, <http://www.stereographics.com/>. 
Cheaper alternatives exist, but we don't have any experience with them 
(google for "stereo glasses").  Make sure that the emittor that controls 
the glasses works with the graphics card you get (there are different 
connectors out there).

 	Hope this helps,

 	Greg Couch
 	UCSF Computer Graphics Lab
 	gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu 

On Fri, 9 Sep 2005, Virginia B. Pett wrote:

> Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2005 16:26:16 -0400
> From: Virginia B. Pett <pett at wooster.edu>
> To: chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu 
> Cc: Kishor Kulawade <kkulawade at wooster.edu>
> Subject: [Chimera-users] Re: stereo viewing on Windows
> We have windows XP machine in one of our labs. The machine is running 
> chimera. We want to run chimera in stereo mode on this machine. as per the 
> documentation, create a shortcut of chimera on the desktop and then append 
> "--stereo" options in target mode. But target mode does not recognize this. 
> Which file helps start the stereo mode on windows machine, so that i can put 
> that file path in target?
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