[Chimera-users] stereo3D

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Mar 26 09:03:10 PDT 2014

 From the links you provide, Chimera should work just as well as the 
other applications.  According to the Chimera documentation, you would 
use the "row stereo, right eye even" camera mode to get the Zalman 
stereo style.

That said, you might be able to do better.  The S3D has active shutter 
glasses, so in theory, it should be able to fullscreen left and right 
eye views, Chimera's sequential stereo, unlike the Zalman mode where you 
lose half the vertical resolution.  Our experience with the NVIDIA 3D 
Vision and the Quadro drivers (the S3D has a GeForce driver) tells us 
that there are two different places to configure stereo in the driver, 
and for OpenGL applications, like Chimera, you need to turn on stereo in 
the 3D Settings section, not the Stereoscopic section (or on in both). 
Please let us know if you can get sequential stereo to work.  And in 
case anyone is reading this for other systems with NVIDIA GeForce and 3D 
Vision setups, I would only expect the OpenGL stereo to work with 
Windows 8 or newer, as is the case with AMD Radeons and 3D TVs.  But we 
haven't tested it the NVIDIA solution, so we don't know for sure.



On 03/25/2014 07:01 PM, Dougherty, Matthew T wrote:
> I have a toshiba qosmio x875-7390 S3D laptop, which is based on the  NVidia NVision 3D.
> Toshiba structured the device to be user unfriendly, limiting stereo3D for bluray and youtube 3d via adobe flash.
> coming across a pymol S3D post I see there is a workaround, for a different Toshiba model.
> http://nanonan.wordpress.com/2012/03/28/pymol-and-coot-3d-stereo-on-qosmio-f750-laptop/
> http://coxcoppes.nl/3DScreenActivator/index.php?pagina=1
> Any comments about chimera using S3D on NVidia NVision 3D?
> Matthew Dougherty
> National Center for Macromolecular Imaging
> Baylor College of Medicine

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