From: Dallas Warren (
Date: Tue Mar 06 2018 - 14:23:07 CST

To get 360 view you need to use the Optix renderer.

If just after 3D SBS or TB then can use any renderer, assemble the
generated frames into L / R videos (do this separately, as Movie
Generator only makes .mpg, .mp4 is much better quality, especially for
VR), then stitch those together as appropriate (SBS or TB).

The former is a much easier process, latter works, but takes some work
and tweaking.
Catch ya,

Dr. Dallas Warren
Drug Delivery, Disposition and Dynamics
Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University
381 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052
When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail.

On 6 March 2018 at 23:52, Per Larsson <> wrote:
> Hi VMD-users
> I am trying to create movies from simulations trajectories for the Samsung
> Gear VR system, and tried to follow the tutorial on this page:
> However, it is unclear to me whether I am forced to use the TachyonL-OptiX
> renderer to achieve this? I am currently working with VMD version 1.9.3
> using macOS 10.13.3 with the built-in Iris Plus Graphics 640, but no CUDA.
> Is it then not possible to create VR-movies on this system, since it
> requires specifically the OptiX-renderer?
> Is the alternative then to do something like what is discussed here, using
> the VMD GUI to set colors, representations etc, save that state and copy
> everything to the linux machine and render there?
> Many thanks
> /Per Larsson