Warren,

Thank you for replying.

Cheers,

Ricardo


Warren DeLano wrote:
Ricardo,

A 20+" 1600-1920 by 1200 pixel "switchable" stereo LCD display based on
Parallax Barrier at a $2-3,000 price point would have a good shot at
displacing shutter glasses -- but I don't know that any such product yet
exists.  

In my experience:

- Lenticular displays work fine for video but are unsuitable for
technical graphics where thin lines must be rendered cleanly and without
artifacts or anisotropy.

- Polarization and/or mirror-based displays are too bulky, complex, and
expensive.

- Only Parallax Barrier provides both stereo and non-stereo display
modes in the space of a desktop LCD monitor without unreasonable visual
artifacts.  But losing 2X in horizontal resolution means one needs to
start with a very high resolution display (1920 or higher).  The $500
Sharp 3D autostereoscopic display is a great proof of concept, and if it
had 3X more pixels, I think it would be a viable option.  

Incidentally, Dimension Technologies has a 19" autostereoscopic display
for $3,695 with about twice as many pixels as the Sharp 15"
<http://www.dti3d.com/component/page,shop.product_details/flypage,shop.f
lypage/product_id,7/option,com_virtuemart/Itemid,1/>, but I think it
will still take 50% more pixels for ~33% less money in order to tap the
full potential of this market. 

For now, I'd stick with CRTs and shutter glasses.

Cheers,
Warren

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-----Original Message-----
From: pymol-users-admin@lists.sourceforge.net 
[mailto:pymol-users-admin@lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of 
Ricardo Aparicio
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2006 2:17 PM
To: pymol-users@lists.sf.net
Subject: [PyMOL] stereo: should wait for LCD solutions in near future?

Dear all,

After reading many messages from last January, I would like 
to have a better idea if the best option for stereo continues 
to be the one kindly indicated  at  
http://pymol.sourceforge.net/stereo3d.html
(some messages mentioned alternatives like those listed bellow).

Is there a chance that in near future a technology based on 
LCD monitors may become available at reasonable price and 
competitive image quality?
(intrinsic horizontal low resolution of LCD 3D options seems 
to be a problem)

Comments are welcomed.

Cheers,

Ricardo Aparicio


http://store.sharpsystems.com/product.asp?sku=2555920
http://www.sharp3d.com/technology/howsharp3dworks/

http://www.inition.co.uk/inition/open_week_stereoscopic.htm
http://www.inition.co.uk/inition/compare.php?SubCatID=1
http://www.inition.co.uk/inition/product.php?URL_=product_ster
eovis_planar_sd1710&SubCatID_=3


http://www.crystalcanyons.net/abouts/3dc9_DualMonitorComplete.shtm






    


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