From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Sun May 09 2010 - 11:58:13 CDT

dear emiliano,

> Is this the problem with my hardware? Or do you think that the problem is elsewhere?

i cannot comment on windows. for linux there is special driver setting required.
since you were able to run the demo, i would assume that this is
enabled for you.
i have seen the 3dvision gear being used successfully on a giant samsung stereo
with VMD in windowed mode on a machine running red hat linux 5.x.

> Is there a way to run VMD in full screen mode?

yes. i fixed a bug related to it not so long ago. but it is quite a
hack and thus an
inofficial feature to be implemented properly at a later time. it
only works on X windows
(i have it running on fedora linux 12).

> In case is not, are the VMD developers planning to insert a full screen mode in the near future?

i cannot talk for john, but since i don't know of any VMD developer that uses
windows at his or her primary development platform, i would expect that any
improvements will first show up on unix-like systems using X windows.

> Do you know some way to overcome the problem?

i would install linux, but that is mainly because i am very familiar with it
and know how to deal with its quirks and issues and in turn have for the
most part forgotten what i knew about windows 10 years ago when i
was last using it regularly.

> 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?

as i wrote before, your gear should work.
i have seen it. have you tried scan-line interleaving?


> Thank you in advance for any reply.
> Best regards,
> Emiliano

Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer
Institute for Computational Molecular Science
Temple University, Philadelphia PA, USA.