[Chimera-users] stereo display

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Aug 14 11:26:51 PDT 2007

On Tue, 14 Aug 2007, Rutledge, Robert (NIH/NCI) [V] wrote:

> I am trying to get stereo working with Chimera.  I use the --stereo
> switch when I start up the program.  This results in the following
> error:
> "unable to find hardware stereo support (Togl: couldn't choose stereo
> pixel format)".  The graphics card connected to the CRT monitor is
> NVIDIA 7900GS.  I run Chimera under Windows XP media center edition.  I
> have a cheap pair of shutter glasses (edimensional), which work properly
> when tested by the test application on the graphics card.  Do I need
> another graphics card or glasses, or is something else the problem?
> Robert Rutledge

The hardware stereo support currently in chimera is for workstation 
graphics cards, like the NVidia Quadro and ATI FireGL series.  The NVidia 
GeForce cards, like the 7900GS, only support fullscreen stereo after you 
install the Consumer 3D Stereo driver (you may need to downgrade your 
driver to match the stereo driver version).

I am working on adding fullscreen stereo support (it will be in the next 
production release and maybe some snapshots before that), but we still 
have to figure out the user interface ramifications -- a second screen for 
all of the dialogs would be helpful.  Please send me email if you're 
interesting in doing beta testing of fullscreen stereo.

 	Greg Couch
 	UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

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