[neuroConstruct] Re: Vista - display issue

casem at uci.edu casem at uci.edu
Tue Oct 5 15:48:03 BST 2010


Thanks for the quick reply:

> Have you tried nC successfully on any other version of
> Windows?
No, have not tried it on any other Windows versions.

> What's your hardware/graphics card?
Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset Family

> It is probably a problem between the Java3D library
> (the latest version is bundled with nC) and your graphics card.
I tried going to a website with Java 3D games and those wouldn't launch
either. So I tried installing Java 3D again, from
<http://java.sun.com/products/java-media/3D/download.html> . After
installing Java 3D, I could see the Java games, but they had the same
problem as the NeuroConstruct visualization. I then updated my graphics
card driver (was still on the 2007 version) and now it works fine!

Thanks for your help.

~Marianne


>   Hi Marianne,
> (replying also on neuroconstruct at ucl.ac.uk
> <mailto:neuroconstruct at ucl.ac.uk>, hope you don't mind)
> I've only tried neuroConstruct a few times on Vista (moved swiftly on to
Win7...) and didn't have this problem, and haven't heard of it from
anyone else. Have you tried nC successfully on any other version of
Windows? What's your hardware/graphics card? It is probably a problem
between the Java3D library (the latest version is bundled with nC) and
your graphics card. It would be difficult to reproduce the problem here
unfortunately.
> Have a look here: http://forums.sun.com/thread.jspa?threadID=5237435.
You could try upgrading to the latest version of Java, and also try
adding the flag -Dj3d.rend=d3d in nC.bat (near the end, just after java
-Xmx%NC_MAX_MEMORY%), and running that from the command line.
> Regards,
> Padraig
>> Hello,
>> I have NeuroConstruct 1.4.0 on my Windows Vista laptop. I run into a
problem displaying the graphics though - the graph is displayed outside
of
>> the NeuroConstruct window and interferes with screen updating of
NeuroConstruct and all my other applications.
>> Steps I take:
>> 1. Open NeuroConstruct
>> 2. File>  Load Detailed Model>  ...DentateGyrus.ncx
>> 3. Click the Visualization Tab
>> 4. Change the view to 'Granulecell (Cell)' [or any of them]
>> 5. Click the 'View' button
>> 6. Move the mouse (previously hovering over the View button) so that it
hovers over the graphic area.
>> Errant Result:
>> The graphic is offset to the left and top of the window where it should be
>> if my mouse is ever allowed to hover over the graphic area. It
>> 'overwrites' the screen there, making it all white where the
>> NeuroConstruct menus and window title should be. My other open
>> applications are also affected. A picture is attached. This happens
with
>> any other model that I have tried to open on this computer, as well.
How
>> can I avoid this issue?
>> Thanks,
>> Marianne Case
>> UCI: Anatomy&  Neurobiology







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