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Anaglyph Stereo

Anaglyph stereo refers to the use of colors to separate the left and right eye views from each other. The user must wear glasses with colored lenses, such as the red-blue glasses one finds at some sci-fi and horror movie showings. The computer hardware requirements for Anaglyph stereo are currently the same as for CrystalEyes stereo except that LCD shutter glasses and emitters are not required. The red-blue glasses take the place of the LCD shutter glasses used for the CrystalEyes stereo modes. Anaglyph stereo has one major disadvantage when compared with CrystalEyes stereo, which is that its color rendition is obviously severely constrained. This is just a fact of life with Anaglyph stereo, and it is up to the user to use color schemes for their molecules that still look visually pleasing when displayed in Anaglyph stereo mode.