[Chimera-users] Chimera and Nvidia 3D vision

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Apr 20 12:11:32 PDT 2010

We have some stereo notes hidden with the installation instructions that 
need to be more prominent -- see 
<http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/1.4.1/stereo.html>.  But to summarize, 
you'll need a NVidia Quadro card.   See the "NVIDIA 3D Vision for 
Quadro" information at 

     - Greg

On 4/19/2010 11:16 AM, Thomas Goddard wrote:
> Hi Joern,
>   The Chimera developer who knows this best, Greg Couch, is out today. 
>  But in the past he has said that Chimera requires a Quadro card to 
> work with the Nvidia lcd glasses because only the quadro cards support 
> stereo-in-a-window that Chimera uses.  We have those glasses with a 
> Quadro card and some version of Windows and a 120Hz Samsung flat-panel 
> monitor and the stereo is the best I've seen -- bright and no 
> ghosting. The non-quadro cards do only full-screen stereo used by 
> video games.
>     Tom
>> Hi there,
>> I am wondering if anyone of you knows if I can use my
>> Nvidia GTX295 together with the 3D vision glasses and a
>> Samsung SyncMaster 120Hz screen to view 3D in Chimera using
>> a Debian Lenny or a Windows 7 OS.
>> About two years ago, Nvidia said they will support Unix systems
>> with their glasses. However, up to now there is no news about that.
>> Do you have any idea or even a way to get 3D on in Chimera using the
>> hardware above ?
>> Many thanks. Cheers,
>> Joern
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