[Chimera-users] Stereo on Mac OS X, 10.4

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Feb 8 11:10:35 PST 2006

You should be able to run chimera in stereo on a Mac with the Quadro card, 
all of the code is in place and has been for years, but we have yet to 
test it on an actual system.  If you buy a Mac with a Quadro card, we will 
make "chimera --stereo" work with it within two weeks (or less), if it 
doesn't already.

 	Greg Couch
 	UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

On Wed, 8 Feb 2006, David Belnap wrote:

> Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2006 11:47:15 -0700
> From: David Belnap <David_Belnap at byu.edu>
> To: chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu
> Subject: [Chimera-users] Stereo on Mac OS X, 10.4
> Almost a year ago, I asked if there were plans to support stereo on
> Mac OS X.  Greg replied that Chimera could only when Mac OS X
> supported stereo-in-a-window (see my question and Greg Couch's answer
> below).  There seems to have been some progress on this by Apple.
> Their "scientific visualization" page (http://www.apple.com/science/
> researchsolutions/visualization.html) says:
> Thanks to its PCI Express architecture, the Power Mac G5 with the
> optional NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 graphics card gives researchers 3D
> stereo-in-a-window capabilities using a CRT display and
> Stereographics CrystalEyes liquid crystal shutter eyewear and E2Mac
> emitter.
> See also http://www.stereographics.com/apple.html.
> If I buy the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 graphics card, will I now be able
> to run Chimera in stereo on a Mac?
> Thanks.
> David
> On Wed, 16 Mar 2005, David Belnap wrote:
>> As a follow-up to the discussion about stereo by Virginia and
>> Sabuj, will
>> Chimera currently, or in the future, work in stereo on a Mac
>> running OS X?
> Only if Mac OS X supports stereo-in-a-window.  That appears to be
> unlikely because stereo-in-a-window is a feature that is only
> supported on
> workstation-class graphics cards (NVidia Quadro, ATI FireGL, 3DLabs
> Wildcat), and Apple only sells consumer-class graphics cards (NVidia
> GeForce, ATI Radeon).
> chimera needs stereo-in-a-window, instead of full-screen stereo, so the
> scientist can still use the dialogs to control chimera.  If we figure
> out
> a reasonable way to keep the (mono) dialogs working in full-screen
> stereo,
> then we will support stereo on the Mac.  (This also presupposes that
> most
> of the Tcl/Tk on Aqua bugs are fixed.)
> For some other thoughts about stereo hardware, see:
> <http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/pipermail/chimera-users/2004-September/
> 000197.html>
>  	Greg Couch
>  	UCSF Computer Graphics Lab
>  	gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
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>   Brigham Young University
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