[Chimera-users] Stereo 3D on 120 Hz displays

Daniel Gurnon danielgurnon at depauw.edu
Tue Aug 4 13:51:26 PDT 2009

Just wanted to let everyone know that its finally possible to view sequential stereo in Chimera with 120 Hz LCD displays. I just confirmed that it works with my system- here's what you'll need:

An appropriate Quadro card (I have a FX 4500), with the recent 190-series driver
A 120Hz 3D ready LCD screen (I have the samsung 2233RZ. The other choice is a Viewsonic model)
The Nvidia 3Dvision glasses kit, which includes a USB IR emitter
The latest beta driver for 3Dvision, version 1.10, found here:

Note that this only works for Vista. The 3Dvision software is supposed to only support Geforce cards, but it worked for my quadro fx 4500. After installing the drivers and the hardware I opened the Nvidia control panel 3D settings and set the following options: 

Stereo-Display mode: "Generic active stereo (with NVIDIA IR emitter)" 
Stereo-enable: "Yes"

Then restart your computer, and enable sequential stereo from within Chimera. 

The only issue so far is that the accessory software (photo viewer and 3D preview pack) that installs with the drivers won't load; instead you get a message saying your hardware isn't compatible. 


Daniel Gurnon, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
DePauw University
Greencastle, IN 46135

p: 765-658-6279
e: danielgurnon at depauw.edu

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