[Chimera-users] Stereo vision with Quadro 600

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Jun 27 10:42:43 PDT 2011

It's should be a driver configuration issue.  There are two different 3D 
graphics APIs on Windows, Direct3D and OpenGL, and most Windows 
applications use the former and Chimera uses the latter (because it 
works on Linux and Mac OS X too).  To configure OpenGL stereo in the 
Quadro driver on Windows, bring up the NVIDIA Control Panel, navigate to 
3D Settings, then Manage 3D Settings.  And in those options, set "Stereo 
- Enable" to on, and "Stereo - Display mode" to the appropriate type of 
stereo, in your case, my guess would be "On-board DIN connector (with 
NVIDIA 3D Vision)".



On 06/27/2011 08:02 AM, William Joseph Allen wrote:
> Hello Chimera Users,
> I am trying to view molecules in sequential stereo in Chimera (v 1.5.3). When I
> choose Camera ->  Sequential Stereo, I get an error that says: "Unable to turn on
> stereo viewing (Unable to find hardware support / couldn't choose pixel format /
> Couldn't configure tool widget)".
> Here is a little bit of the background:
> The machine is a new Dell desktop running 64-bit Windows 7. I installed a Quadro
> 600 graphic cards, and I am using the Nvidia 3D vision wireless glasses kit. The
> version of the Nvidia driver is 275.36, which I believe is the latest version. I
> should also note that I was able to successfully configure VMD and MOE to work
> in Stereo with set up described, so I know that 3D should work, I just can't get
> it to work in Chimera.
> Previous messages in the mailing archive seem to indicate that the specific type
> of graphics card or the version of the driver is usually the problem. From what
> I have read, the Quadro 600 should be compatible. I guess my only concern is the
> version of the driver. It seems there was some bugs in the 197.x, 258.x, and
> 259.x versions of the driver, and 266.45 was reported to work. I have version
> 275.36, should I be worried about a bug or is there something else I missed?
> Than you for your help,
> William Allen

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