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Linux 3D stereographic workstation using 3D screen
« on: April 06, 2010, 12:58:40 pm »
I am looking at the possibility of building a LINUX 3D stereographic workstation using a 3D monitor screen WITHOUT viewing glasses. Maybe there is someone out there that can advise on software and hardware to achieve this functionality at reasonable cost (say under £2k). My original notion is to use a major Linux distribution with OpenGL programmed with C. Proposed hardware would be based on NVIDIA quadro card with quadruple buffering (FX3800?) OR is there a better graphics solution in these times (DirectX on MS windows)?
The project would build a geometric model, assign model physical parameters, misplay the model, edit the model/parameters, calculate the model response(s), display the model and response(s) as sections/3D rendered and wireframe z buffered results. I have in the past used SGI UNIX workstations to achieve these gaols, but wonder whether there is a pure LINUX solution available?

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Re: Linux 3D stereographic workstation using 3D screen
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2010, 05:26:56 pm »
Is the 2k price to include the monitor, because 3D monitors that don't require glasses are WAY outside that price range at the moment.

http://www.inition.co.uk/inition/product.php?URL_=product_stereovis_holografika&SubCatID_=0&Tab=prices

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/3DTV-autostereoscopic-CES,review-1490.html

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Re: Linux 3D stereographic workstation using 3D screen
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2010, 10:42:45 pm »
Unless I'm missing something, if an SGI box can do it, a Linux box will also be able to do it.

OpenGL is the rendering engine of choice for graphics acceleration .. and I have an Nvidia Quatro / 4-head in my workstation and it works flawlessly under Linux .. and it's quick, but still not a patch on Xbox-360 hardware .. :)

 


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