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Re: [SCIRUN-USERS] Mailing list archives; Exporting Viewing Windows over network

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  • From: "shawn mckenzie" <>
  • To: "J. Davison de St. Germain" <>
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  • Subject: Re: [SCIRUN-USERS] Mailing list archives; Exporting Viewing Windows over network
  • Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2006 13:56:28 -0400
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Thank you David,

I gather then that it is possible to attempt remote rendering.

Can this be acheived using a procedure similar to the one used to export a remote display (section 4.5 Users Guide)?
And/or is there a build process that requires setting/variable changes that I may have a look at?


On 7/7/06, J. Davison de St. Germain <> wrote:
> Is there any way to access the scirun-users mailing list archives?
> I would like to export Viewing Windows over a network (similar to exporting
> the SCIRun display through ssh) .
> It would be beneficial to reference the mailing archives as a secondary
> source before posting questions to the list, as i am sure some have been
> previously discussed.
> Thank you in advance


  Unfortunately there is not an easy way to access the scirun-users
mailing list archive.  I will look into seeing if we can figure out
something to make this work.

  As for remotely displaying the SCIRun Viewer window... this is
problematic.  In some cases it will just work, but in other cases it
will cause SCIRun to crash.  If the Viewer is being displayed on a
machine that is very similar to the one it is actually being run on,
then there is a good chance that it will work.  However, we have run
into problems displaying from linux to an sgi, from sgi to mac, from
one version of linux to another, etc.  This mainly happens when the
Viewer tries to display 'fancy' graphics (such as textures and volume
renderings).  This is partly due to the fact that during compilation,
SCIRun looks to see the level of GL support and compiles the code
based on this information... but when you remotely display the Viewer,
the GL that will do the rendering lives on the remote machine, and
usually does not match the parameters that were compiled against.

  Hope this answers your questions.  Please feel free to contact me if
you have other questions.

          J. Davison de St. Germain

- J. Davison de St. Germain   (801) 581-4078 -
- Chief Software Engineer         -
- SCI Institute, SE C-SAFE          University of Utah                -

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