[Chimera-users] Nvidia 3D Vision

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Jul 22 15:59:34 PDT 2010

Hi Christoph,

I have confirmed that that, on Windows 7 64-bit, the lastest NVidia 
Quadro drivers, 258.96, still do not work with the Samsung 2233RZ and 
the NVidia 3D Vision setup.  While it does work with the 191.87 driver.

Yet, the same hardware works with Ubuntu 10.04 Linux and the latest 
NVidia Quadro Linux driver, 256.35 (after editing /etc/xorg.conf to 
enable Stereo and disable the Composite extension).

So if you are willing to run Linux (or dual boot), you have a much 
better change of getting your setup to work.

     Good luck!


On 07/21/2010 12:13 PM, Daniel Gurnon wrote:
> Christoph,
> I got 3D vision working in windows with Quadro driver 191.87 and the 
> most recent 3D vision driver. To enable stereo for Chimera, open the 
> Nvidia control panel, choose "Manage 3D settings", then make the 
> following changes:
> Stereo-Display mode: Generic Active Stereo (With NVIDIA IR-emitter)*
> Stereo -Enable: On
> *note: if your card has an on-board DIN connector, you would choose 
> that option with the NVIDIA IR emitter instead. You don't see any 
> flickering with the DIN connector. With a usb connection only, you'll 
> see occasional flickering.
> As far as I can tell, the settings for 3D vision in games (the 
> consumer settings) are not compatible with the settings for 
> professional 3D applications like Chimera. In other words, if you 
> enable 3D vision through the link in your Nvidia programs folder, you 
> are enabling it for games, not for Chimera. For Chimera, use the 
> method above.
> Finally, make sure you have only one monitor enabled and that the 
> monitor refresh rate is 120Hz. I run two monitors normally, and if I 
> want to use chimera and 3Dvision I usually have to disable my non-3D 
> LCD monitor and then reboot the system.
> Dan
> On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 12:58 PM, "Christoph Höglinger" 
> <Christoph.Hoeglinger at gmx.at <mailto:Christoph.Hoeglinger at gmx.at>> wrote:
>     Dear Chimera developers,
>     I just bought the Nvidia 3D Vision Kit, because i was interested
>     in the 3D Visualisation of it. First I tried it with the latest
>     drivers from Nvidia's Homepage. (Quadro Driver Version: 258.49 &
>     3Dvision 258.49 ). I changed the Settings in the NV Control Panel
>     (for Stereo output). Sequential Stereo worked fine in an other 3D
>     Application. But when i change the view settings in chimera
>     (sequential Stereo) i get that error: (After The Error MSG ist
>     Quits and displays the Exit Code 3)
>     Runtime Error!
>     Program: C:\Program Files\Chimera\bin\pythonw.exe
>     This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an
>     unusual way.
>     Please contact the application's support team for more information.
>     Then i was looking for hints to solve that problem i found
>     following article.
>     http://plato.cgl.ucsf.edu/pipermail/chimera-users/2010-May/005173.html
>     There you mentioned that its probably a problem with the "new"
>     drivers (197.XX). So I installed the driver that had been
>     recommended by you. (Quadro Drv. 191.87 + 3D Vision 191.00). The
>     Problem was that this 3D Vision driver won't support my LCD, its
>     an Acer GD245HQ). I have installing it "manually" it won't
>     activate the shutter glasses when Sequential Stereo is switched
>     "on" in chimera (Shutter doesnt even work in games or any other
>     Application) That means that the 3D-Vision driver is to blame.
>     197.03 Will recognize my LCD, but that won't work with chimera.
>     Tried also QDRO 191.87 & 3DVision 258.49 (but theres no way to run
>     the 3DVision Setup)
>     Have you got an idea on how to fix that Problem? That would be
>     really great!
>     This is my System Configuration:
>     Intel Pentium E5200 @ 3.5GHz
>     PNY Quadro FX 570
>     4GB Ram
>     Windows 7 64 Bit
>     Acer GD245HQ
>     Thank you so much for your help!
>     Best regards,
>     Christoph
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