City Kit 3D Stereoscopic Tech Demo - First Pass
Alright, so I'm the last person you'll be hearing raving about 3D video...But, as much as I may want it, it's not going away anytime soon. Since I don't have the cash to buy a James Cameron camera, I thought I'd start with what I do have. Recently I was given the chance to preview Nick Campbell's City Kit for Cinema 4D and with a recent chat with the Pixel Corps. members got me thinking. Alex Lindsay pointed me to SV Stereo Rig that is developed by Stefan D. Voigt. So with a self crash course with the SV Rig and the City Kit at my disposal, I came up with a first test of what you see above.
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Update on 2011-01-18 15:48 by nK
So Stefan Voigt was happy enough to tell me I have no idea what I'm doing. But I have no problem with that, because it happens to be true. I wanted to post the feedback so anyone else doesn't make the same mistakes I did...In my defence though, I had yet to receive my 3D glasses yet, so it was all a shot in the dark before rendering anyway ;)
thanks for mentioning my rig,
but the result of the stereoscopy is horrible :D
Just usual beginners mistakes, everyone does (me too ;D).
So here is my feedback for a better result on your next test:
- use a smaller value for the camera interaxial
- keep everything between near and far plane
-> make sure no object gets too close to the camera
The antenna at 00:07 and the houses at 00:16 are way to close!
100% black and 100% white also can't be separated very good by the eyes.
So if you are doing a black and white movie it's a good idea to reduce the maximum black and white values.
You will get a flat grey looking video, but it will be a better stereoscopic experience. So, good luck for good stereo!