[gmx-users] Suggestions for 3D-monitor/glasses for visualizing GROMACS output
baaden at smplinux.de
Sat Aug 8 20:02:20 CEST 2009
Indeed, good 3D is currently a problem. In the lab, we
still go with CRTs as they are very reliable, though old-fashioned and
not any more supported. Apparently one can do similar things with recent
LCD displays and a new technology by Nvidia, but I think this is
Windows-only for now. See a recent discussion here: . I haven't
tested this for myself.
Then there are auto-stereo LCD displays, which can be quite expensive
and depending on the model they require modifications to software,
which is not what you want, I guess.
There are also nice stereo-projectors now, but they cost loads of money
(eg ~20 kEuro; although one can build a setup oneself for much cheaper..
but then the calibration may get you some gray hair).
My personal favorite solution is using side-by-side stereo on a large
screen (eg 30") and then force your eyes to adjust. This is the best
quality stereo I have seen so far and doesn't cost anything. It does
however strain the eyes a bit, and well, at the moment I'm the only one
in the lab managing to do it :))
A brief description of our local setup can be found at  under the
showrooms heading. A photomontage is at .
I hope that helps,
deancuebas at missouristate.edu said:
>> Dear list,
>> I know this might be a bit off topic. Sorry in advance.
>> We have a grant app for upgrading our CRAY and I wanted to include
>> the latest 3D visualization workstation to visualize my GROMACS
>> Any suggestions? LCD or CRT? Shutter glasses, no glasses?
>> I am very new to this and haven't ever used a 3D workstation before,
>> but I would very much any suggestions.
>> Thanks very much for your help!
Dr. Marc Baaden - Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique, Paris
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