Gxt1000 Basics

POWER GXT1000 Adapter

The POWER Gxt1000 is an extended graphics adapter that emphasizes both high function and high mid-range performance. It provides hardware acceleration for 3D modeling and rendering, and addresses a diverse set of applications, including design automation, architectural design, geophysical analysis, molecular modeling, physics, scientific visualizations, and animation. The POWER Gxt1000 supports the following interfaces:

The POWER Gxt1000 offers several visual sets (frame buffer configurations), that allow it to support a variety of graphical applications. There are two optional frame buffer features, the texture option and the advanced graphics option. With the base and optional features, the Gxt1000 provides up to four visual sets:

The POWER Gxt1000 is a video stereo-ready graphics system that supports a method to add stereo 3D viewing (depth perception) to an image rendered on the 2D surface of a monitor. A stereo connector that provides the sync signal and + 12 V DC power is available on the back panel of the Gxt1000. It allows attachment of an infrared transmitter that controls the image seen through liquid crystal lenses. This, along with a monitor that supports stereo mode, gives the effect of stereo 3D viewing. For more information, see The POWER Gxt1000 Setup and User's Guide, Order Number SA23-2070-00.

NOTE: To use GL on the Gxt1000, the X server should be started with the -x mbx and -x abx flags. By default, the X server runs in the overlay planes. To start the server in the main frame buffer, use the -layer 0 flag. The use of popup menus and the full screen subroutine can cause certain color flashing problems when the X server is run in the overlay planes.

[ Doc Ref: 97483344125294     Publish Date: Nov. 21, 2000     4FAX Ref: none ]