[vtkusers] CrystalEyes stereo on an SGI Prism
j.m.h.thomas at dl.ac.uk
Wed Jun 28 11:24:21 EDT 2006
Michael Scarpa wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 28, 2006 at 03:29:07PM +0100, Jens Thomas wrote:
>> I'm trying to get VTK to work in stereo in CrystalEyes mode on an SGI
>> Prism Extreme with 4 ATI FireGL X3 graphics pipelines and a Fakespace
>> 1280x1024 Stereo Projection system.
>> I've enabled the relevant bits in the program I'm using so that it
>> enables CrystalEyes stereo in the vtkRenderWindow, but I'm at a bit of a
>> loss as to what I need to configure to tell VTK to take advantage of the
>> 4 pipes and to use the different projectors for the different eyes.
>> Currently, when I try it, I get the following message:
>> Adjusting stereo mode on a window that does not support stereo type
>> CrystalEyes is not possible.
>> If any one has any experience of doing this and can give me some
>> pointers of how to go about this, I'd be most grateful.
> Are you making sure that the render window you create is capable of
> producing stereo images? If I'm not mistaken, you have to call
> vtkRenderWindow::StereoCapableWindowOn() (see VTK online documentation
> for details) *before* any rendering is done. Otherwise VTK complains if
> you try to activate stereo rendering, because by default it does not
> create a stereo-capable window. I hope this helps!
> Kind regards,
Many thanks for the quick reply.
I think I'm getting this bit right, because if I change the
SetStereoTypeToCrystalEyes call to SetStereoTypeToRedBlue, then I get
Red/Blue stereo rendering, so I think I've correctly enabled the stereo
capability for the vtkRenderWindow.
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