[Sidefx-houdini-list] Stereo Cameras

Michael Goldfarb goldfarb at corefa.com
Mon Oct 30 09:40:21 EST 2006


we did the same at C.O.R.E.
the /best/ low-tech thing I have ever seen...it worked really well :)

Rangi Sutton wrote:
>>
>> Finally, if you don't already have some workstation based way of
>> previewing your stuff in stereo, I'd suggest the red/blue anaglyph
>> technique. Get a pair of red-blue 3D glasses from somewhere, (the web)
>> and use a channel copy COP to split your color planes out correctly
>> for each camera so you can preview your stereo effects on your
>> computer. Merge the red layer from the left camera, and cyan (which is
>> equal parts blue and green) from the right camera and you'll be in
>> business. (Works better with low-chroma or grayscale images.)
> 
> 
> 
> Hey,
> 
> While I was at DNA Ant Bully was being created in stereo for Imax. To
> preview on the workstations they took the rendered pair, flipped the left
> eye and composited them together side by side.
> 
> This was loaded into a flipbook and played such that it overlapped the
> monitors. Left eye render on the left monitor (flipped horizontally) and 
> the
> right eye render on the right monitor.
> 
> A mirror ("first/front surfaced, 4-6 waves"... about the size of the
> monitor) mounted on an adjustable stand was placed between the monitors so
> that it reflected the left monitor. You put your nose towards the mirror,
> the left eye looking at the reflection of the left monitor, the right eye
> looking directly at the right monitor.
> 
> Very effective full colour 3d preview at your desktop.
> 
> A picture of it here:
> 
> http://www.kanuka.com.au/imax/imax_stereo.jpg
> 
> Beers,
> r.
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