Ati stereo 3d driver add on (anaglyph mode)

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Hi guys,

sorry, if this maybe offtopic but:

I've tried in many forums now and read many articles on the web.
But none dealed with creating a driver add-on for ati cards to get
stereoscopic viewing done in anaglyph mode.

So here's what I want to do (please compare to elas 3d Revelator driver
or nvidia 3d stereo driver):

I want to programme a driver or programme which enables you to

- switch to anaglyph mode in any stereo-ready enabled application
- switch to anaglyph mode in any game using direct3d/directx or opengl
- provide different stereo separation
- provide a gamma control (stereo mode will be darker normally I
guess?)
- providing a control panel to do the setup for all.
- different configuration for different games
- laser sight

I have still no idea where to start.

So here are my questions:

Do I have to write a driver to catch all directx/opengl data and
generate a pic for the left eye a pic for the right eye and merge it in
anyglyph (red/cyan or any other color combinations?!) mode?

If so, how may I catch the data? Would I have to write a directx and an
opengl-wrapper as a dll or does it have to be a programme providing a
systemwide hook based in a dll?

How could I provide a shortcut to toggle features while playing the
game? System-wide hook for shortcut needed?

Is it possible at all?

Will I need the Microsoft DDK to use it?

Generating the cpl file for system properties: can it be done in C#? I
read some articles about saying it would only be possible in C++ or C.

Would you like me to do it? No matter if, I want to do this and to
learn of it, if it is possible...

What programming will I have to do?

I guess so far I have to do the following:

- writing a control panel applet (cpl file) to be able to set
properties
- write a driver catching the data of opengl or directx from any game
or any application started using one of those technologies (maybe
vxd?), don't still know about it...
- modifying the data for anaglyph mode
- compose the data for anaglyph mode as set in properties of the
control panel
- send it on as intended!?

would this be correct?

could someone advise me how to really start?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

P.S.: And sorry for my very bad English. I am from Germany.
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  1. Thanks for the links Tavros, the 3D drivers worked great with my ATI 4870 and anaglyph 3d glasses. I just played Crysis for about 30 minutes in stereo 3d!! Now I'm going to look into getting one of those fancy 22" monitors :).
  2. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU and i didn't copy and paste that lol

    This is freaking awesome and that's the same company that did the 3d at this years CES convention (i've been waiting for this forever and I didn't get the name from watching the live coverage of CES) they offer a 3d polarized lcd 22 inch monitor for $399 ... DROOLING that's the same technology that REAL D uses which is the best!!!
  3. starchaser28 said:
    Thanks for the links Tavros, the 3D drivers worked great with my ATI 4870 and anaglyph 3d glasses. I just played Crysis for about 30 minutes in stereo 3d!! Now I'm going to look into getting one of those fancy 22" monitors :).


    Hey where did you get the drivers ? thanks please mailto:mvandrei@gmail.com
  4. Just something you might want to know before downloading iz3d drivers: punkbuster will kick you from some games, because it detects iz3d as hacking software. It hapened to me with Battlefield 2

    cheers,

    Bojan
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