hsosa at aecom.yu.edu
hsosa at aecom.yu.edu
Fri Nov 3 11:38:51 PST 2006
Thanks, now it seems to work. The original problem was that I did not
find to find the stereo settings in the Nvdia 91.36 driver menu. After
finding/setting them the stereo option now is working in Chimera.
Now another question: is there any particular 3D glasses recommended ?
Greg Couch wrote:
> What you need to do is a variation of option 1. Here is a rehash of
> everything you have to do. I don't have access to the a Quadro today,
> so some of the latter details will be from memory.
> First, remove the consumer stereo driver. The Quadro driver has its
> own stereo support.
> Next go to www.nvidia.com, select "Download Drivers". In the three
> columns, pick "Graphics Driver" in column 1, pick "Quadro" in column
> 2, and pick "Windows XP/2000" in column 3. Then press the "Go!"
> button. That takes you to
> Next, since chimera isn't listed, pick the "Windows XP/2000" link in
> the Quadro FX. The driver works for the Quadro4 as well.
> I believe you have already successfully done all of the above steps.
> Next bring up the Display dialog (start / Control Panel / Display),
> switch to the Settings tab and press the Advanced button. The
> resulting dialog should have many tabs (General, Adapter, Monitor,
> etc.) and one of the tabs will be the name of your graphics card, in
> this case Quadro4 900 XGL.
> Pick the graphics card tab and you'll see the NVidia control panel.
> Here come the crucial step. NVidia has moved the stereo settings
> around in the control panel from one driver release to another.
> Sometimes you will see various Stereo items listed in the associated
> popup menu to the left of the dialog, like what you see when the
> consumer stereo driver is loaded. But if that is not there, you will
> need to go to the "Performance & Quality Setting" subpanel, and change
> the View from "Basic settings" to "Advanced settings", then in the
> scrolled table just below it, you will see the stereo options. And
> after you set the right stereo options, you will get stereo.
> If the above doesn't work, on Monday I can sit down in front of a
> Windows XP machine with a Quadro4 900 XGL and find out exactly what
> needs to be done.
> - Greg
> On Fri, 3 Nov 2006, hsosa at aecom.yu.edu wrote:
>> Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2006 11:32:15 -0500
>> From: hsosa at aecom.yu.edu
>> To: chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu
>> Subject: Re: [Chimera-users] stereo
>> I didn't know that nvidia had workstation and consumer version of their
>> drivers. In any case the only 91.36 version that I found was at
>> If I install this driver I don't see any stereo setting when I get to
>> the video driver setting menu. Chimera stereo doesn't work either.
>> In the NVIDIA web site there is a consumer stereo driver at:
>> The web site says that it requires 91.31 ForceWare Graphics drivers
>> to run.
>> I have tried the following permutations so far and I always get an error
>> message when trying to go in stereo mode with chimera.
>> 1 - NVIDIA driver for Quadro4 downloaded from DELL support web site.
>> (driver version?. date 2004)). This one seems to have native stereo
>> support (at least it has a menu saying so).
>> 2 - NVIDIA ForceWare driver 91.36 & Consumer stereo driver 91.31.
>> 3 - NVIDIA ForceWare driver 91.31 & Consumer stereo driver 91.31.
>> With options 2 and 3 there are is a test option in the driver menu. This
>> test seem to run OK (i.e. I can see the two stereo images in a scene
>> alternating rapidly). Yet chimera gives an error message when I tried
>> the stereo mode (or calling the program with chimera --stereo).
>> Maybe none of the above are the correct drivers ?. Maybe I need to
>> reinstall chimera after installing the drivers ?.
>> Greg Couch wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2 Nov 2006, hsosa at aecom.yu.edu wrote:
>>>> How can I use stereo (sequential mode) ?. If I click the stereo
>>>> in the camera dialog or start chimera using the command chimera
>>>> --stereo. I get the error message:
>>>> Unable to turn on stereo viewing
>>>> Unable to find hardware stereo support
>>>> (coulddm't choose stereo pixel format
>>>> Couldn't figure togl widget)
>>>> My graphic cards is a NVIDIA Quadro4 900 XGL.
>>>> The Nvdia Stereo driver (v: 91.31) is installed and enabled.
>>>> Chimera version is: 1 build 2255 2006/06/23
>>>> Monitors: Two (dual) digital DELL 1900 FP
>>>> Computer: Dual Xeon 1.4 Ghz, 1GB of RAM. Running Windows XP
>>> I've made your mistake, you need to remove the NVidia Consumer Stereo
>>> driver -- the Quadro driver supports stereo natively. The Consumer
>>> Stereo driver is for GeForce graphics cards (ie., consumer graphics
>>> cards, not workstation graphics cards).
>>> The lastest Quadro driver is version 91.36.
>>> You still need to configure the Quadro graphics driver for stereo
>>> after you install it.
>>> Greg Couch
>>> UCSF Computer Graphics Lab
>> Hernando Sosa
>> Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics
>> Albert Einstein College of Medicine
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