[Chimera-users] stereo viewing with consumer graphics cards
gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Apr 22 18:43:59 PDT 2013
In the past, Chimera has always needed a workstation-class graphics card
(e.g., AMD FirePro or NVIDIA Quadro) to view molecules in 3D stereo and
read dialogs at the same time. Now that there are 3D HDTVs, that has
I have just confirmed that with a computer running Microsoft Windows 8,
with an AMD Radeon HD 7850 graphics card, and a Panasonic 3D HDTV, that
3D stereo worked without fiddling with any display settings.
That is awesome -- "without fiddling with any display settings".
Windows 8 is a requirement, Windows 7 will not work. I am unaware of
any effort to get Linux to work. There is a good chance that Apple Mac
OS X will work and we plan to test that soon.
Any recent AMD Radeon HD graphics card with HD3D, or NVIDIA GeForce
graphics card with 3D Vision support, should work. I hope to test a
NVIDIA graphics card soon to confirm that.
And supposedly, any 3D HDTV will work. The 3D HDTV in the test was a
Panasonic TC-P50GT25, from 2010/2011, and I expect that any 3D HDTV that
support a full resolution stereoscopic 3D format will work well.
Non-full resolution formats would work for the 3D stereo images, but the
associated 2D dialogs would be unreadable.
Happy 3D viewing!
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