PyMOL has been known to work great with the Samsung 2233rz for quite some time, but nVidia had not publicly released any of the required 190-series drivers until today. 


Note that, officially speaking, you will need a Quadro graphics card in order to do OpenGL-based stereo 3D.  nVidia does not support OpenGL stereo 3D on GeForce cards, and the required control panel options for configuring OpenGL stereo 3D will be absent.


More details about today’s release will be posted soon…





From: Valentina Corradi []
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 4:25 PM
Subject: 3D visualization and Samsung SyncMaster 2233RZ/Nvidia GeForce 3D Vision Kit


Dear PyMOL users,

my research group is interested in using 3D stereo visualization with PyMOL.
We have a Windows Vista/Linux (Fedora 11) 64 bit system, with Nvidia GeForce GTX 295 Graphic card and Nvidia GeForce 3D Vision Kit (Samsung SyncMaster 2233RZ 120Hz monitor).

Dr. Delano's post, dated June 22 ( ), says that only Zalman monitor can be used with PyMOL for 3D stereo visualization.

I installed the latest Nvidia 3D Vision drivers (released on June 22) officially supporting our monitor and I read on PyMOL home page that on June 30, PyMOL 1.2r0 version supports stereo 3D for Samsung display.
I am wondering if now it is possible to use this PyMOL version or the latest one (1.2r1) for 3D stereo visualization together with the OS and Nvidia kit we have.

Thank you in advance for your help,

Valentina Corradi,
University of Calgary