[Chimera-users] Re: stereo viewing on Windows

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Sep 12 16:20:25 PDT 2005

On Mon, 12 Sep 2005, Kishor Kulawade wrote:

> Hello,
> 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
> Thanks

If you haven't already, you also have to enable stereo in the graphics 
driver.  To get to that dialog, start by bringing up the "Display 
Properties" dialog (right mouse click on your screen background and choose 
Properites", then go to the Settings tab and click on the Advanced button. 
In the Advanced dialog, go to the Quadro tab (this is for NVidia graphics 
cards, other cards are different), you will see a dialog with an attached 
menu (if not, click on the vertical button on the left side) -- in that 
menu choose Quadro ... / Performance & Quality Settings / OpenGL Settings 
/ Additional OpenGL Settings. In the dialog, you will now see a 
checkbutton to "Enable stereo in OpenGL".  Check that button and choose 
the right "Stereo display mode" for your hardware.  You can also check 
that your stereo hardware is setup correctly by running the "Stereo Viewer 
..." found via the Quadro ... / Stereo Properties menu.  So lots of places 
where things could go wrong.  So please let us know when you get it work 
and what the bug was.  And please ask more questions, if you're still 
having problems too, because it works for us and should work for you too.

 	Good luck,


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