[Chimera-users] Setup for 3D workstations?

Kenward Vaughan kay_jay at earthlink.net
Tue Jul 29 18:59:39 PDT 2014


On 07/28/2014 12:01 PM, Greg Couch wrote:
> For 3D stereo viewing in a lab with multiple systems viewing in stereo
> at the same time, you need to avoid using an infrared-based system. That
> means, either an active glasses setup with the NVIDIA 3D Vision Pro that
> uses RF, or a passive glasses setup with a row-interleaved stereo
> monitor (the same glasses that are used for Reald 3D in movie theaters).
> The problem with row-interleaved monitors is that Chimera's 2D dialogs
> are hard to read when looking at the screen with the glasses, so I'd
> recommend the NVIDIA 3D Vision Pro solution if you have the money.  And,
> for Chimera, you will need a NVIDIA Quadro graphics card like the K4000
> that you mentioned.  See
> http://www.nvidia.com/object/3d-vision-professional-users.html for details.
>
> I don't know of any 3D TVs that use RF to control active glasses, so
> there is no need to explore using 3D TVs, i.e., a HDMI solution is not
> for you (but for people setting up a single 3D stereo system, a great
> solution is a Windows 8 computer with an AMD Radeon w/HD3D graphics
> card, and a 3D TV).
>
>      HTH,
>
>      Greg

My thanks to both Mathew and you for your replies!  After doing some 
further work on this, I believe I'll be going with the nVidia Pro setup 
for each station, as soon as I can verify that they are still being made 
(the contraction you were speaking about, Mathew?).  The monitors I plan 
to get have multiple input types including HDMI-1.4, and work with 
passive systems as well (in case the Pro stuff dies).

I am also drooling over the idea of using a 3D capable TV (one of the 
newer 4K Sony's or the like, along with passive glasses for the whole 
class in a small class setting (i.e. not an auditorium).  It turns the 
interleaved images into a normal HD image.

If I go that route, is there a reason to use the Radeon card as you 
mention above instead of the nVidia one?  I would want to have things 
manage the whole available resolution, obviously, but I'm guessing the 
Radeon does that?  I'll see what I can find out-perhaps it has a direct 
HDMI output...


Kenward
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