From: John Stone (
Date: Mon May 10 2010 - 11:47:46 CDT

  An important question that you haven't answered in your first email
is whether or not you see the word "STEREO" listed among the OpenGL
features detected by VMD during startup. In order to use quad-buffered
stereo in VMD, your driver settings have to be changed so that you
see the STEREO option appear in the VMD startup messages, e.g.:

Info) OpenGL renderer: Quadro FX 5600/PCI/SSE2
Info) Full GLSL rendering mode is available.
Info) Textures: 2-D (8192x8192), 3-D (2048x2048x2048), Multitexture (4)

If VMD doesn't find a quad-buffered stereo-capable OpenGL visual during
the startup process, then you won't be able to use the emitter etc on your

If you're still running Windows 7, check your driver options vs. the
NVIDIA page here:

If you've moved to Linux, then Axel's suggestions should be fine.

  John Stone

On Sun, May 09, 2010 at 05:58:46PM +0200, Emiliano Ippoliti wrote:
> Dear Users,
> in my University I have an hardware system formed by:
> 1 - PC with Nvidia Quadro FX 4800 graphics card.
> 2 - Operating system Windows 7 64 bit
> 2 - Projector ACER H5360 DLP 720P (3D ready) connected to the PC by HDMI
> 3 - Nvidia GeForce 3D Vision Emitter connected to the PC by USB
> 4 - Nvidia GeForce 3D Vision glasses
> I have successfully tested the stereoscopic visualization with some DEMOs from Nvidia. Now, I would like to use it with VMD.
> However when I try to open VMD and select the Stereo visualization (I have tried both "CrystalEyes" and "CrystalEyesReversed" setting) the projector visualizes the two images for the left and right eye (I see the image is double) but the emitter does not start and so I can not see the stereoscopic effect by the glasses.
> I tried to enter the Nvidia driver in order to change the default setting for VMD program and force explicitly to use the "3D DLP display" settings though I have had no result.
> Looking at the "Tips & Tricks" manual of Nvidia GeForce 3D Vision package, I read that it currently support only the Full screen applications and cannot run in windowed mode.
> Is this the problem with my hardware? Or do you think that the problem is elsewhere?
> Is there a way to run VMD in full screen mode?
> In case is not, are the VMD developers planning to insert a full screen mode in the near future?
> Do you know some way to overcome the problem?
> In case the only possibility is the replacement of the emitter and glasses (I have to replace both of them?), which ones are compatible with VMD?
> Thank you in advance for any reply.
> Best regards,
> Emiliano

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