From: Ming-Tsung Lee (
Date: Fri May 03 2013 - 20:59:37 CDT

Hi all,

I was wondering someone has experiences in using NVIDIA 3D vision for VMD
under 64-bit Windows 7 Professional. I am grateful for any possible
suggestion which may resolve my problem.

Problem: 3D vision doesn't turned on while my VMD is running.
(No 3D effects, IR emitter indicator light doesn't on)

System: Windows 7 Pro 64 bit/NVIDIA GeForce GTX680/NVIDIA 3D vision 2
wireless kits, tried both VMD Windows OpenGL CUDA and no CUDA

(1) I have tested the 3D vision using NVIDIA testing sample. Everything is
fine, 3D vision can be altered by depth. While running other 3D program
like NVIDIA photo viewer, the light on my IR emitter will glow.
(2) Under the stereo setting at NVIDIA control panel, I have added the
program as the VMD executable in program files (x86).
(3) I turned on the stereo for Quadbuffered (tried each on in stereo) after
starting VMD.
(4) I have checked the console window (see below), showing the graphic unit
and the 3D display are recognized by VMD.
(5) I also tried to open another 3D application with VMD. Both windows of
VMD and NVIDIA 3D photo viewer were placed side-by-side. IR emitter is
turned on for the photo viewer, but VMD remained not 3D.

I think the problem is that VMD doesn't trigger my 3D display, although I
did add VMD in the NVIDIA control panel settings. Is there anyway I can
troubleshoot this problem?

Info) VMD for WIN32, version 1.9.1 (February 1, 2012)
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Info) Humphrey, W., Dalke, A. and Schulten, K., `VMD - Visual
Info) Molecular Dynamics', J. Molec. Graphics 1996, 14.1, 33-38.
Info) -------------------------------------------------------------
Info) Multithreading available, 8 CPUs detected.
Info) Free system memory: 4095MB (100%)
Info) OpenGL renderer: GeForce GTX 680/PCIe/SSE2
Info) Full GLSL rendering mode is available.
Info) Textures: 2-D (16384x16384), 3-D (2048x2048x2048), Multitexture (4)
Info) Spaceball driver not installed. Spaceball interface disabled.
Info) No joysticks found. Joystick interface disabled.
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