Houdini: Stereoscopic Fundamentals

The use of stereoscopic 3D is a popular method of enhancing visual impact and storytelling in film. This course will teach you the fundamentals of rendering stereo in Houdini, and take you through a real-world stereo production workflow. Software required: Houdini and Nuke.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 17, 2017
Duration
2h 50m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 17, 2017
Duration
2h 50m
Description

Are you interested in bringing your animation and visual effects renders into the third dimension with stereoscopic 3D? In this course, Houdini: Stereoscopic Fundamentals, you'll learn the process of planning and rendering an action scene in 3D using Houdini. First, you'll explore the basics of working with stereoscopy and how to view stereo images. Next, you'll discover all the ins-and-outs of using the stereo camera rig in Houdini. Finally, you'll be guided through the rendering of a 3D shot from start to finish. When you're finished with this course, not only will you be proficient in working with stereoscopic rendering in Houdini, but you'll also have a set of real-world stereo production skills that you can bring to your own projects in the future. Software required: Houdini and Nuke.

About the author
About the author

Andrew is a Technical Director at StereoD in Burbank, California. He also works as a remote instructor for visual effects and compositing at Purdue University in Indiana. His most recent work can be seen in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Rogue One, and Doctor Strange.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Andrew Kennedy, and I'm a technical director at Stereo D. Welcome to my course, Houdini: Stereoscopic Fundamentals. Stereoscopic 3D is a popular filmmaking tool used to enhance visual impact and storytelling. And it can be seen in many of the biggest blockbuster films each year. This course is going to take you through a real world stereo rendering workflow, which will allow you to create 3D images that are both deep and visually stunning. Some of the major topics that we will cover include basic stereo concepts and terminology, using the stereo camera rig in Houdini, best practices and errors to avoid when working with stereo, and rendering and compositing a shot in stereo from start to finish. By the end of this course, not only will you be proficient in working with stereoscopic rendering in Houdini, but you will also have a set of real world stereo production skills that you can bring to your own projects in the future. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with the basics of Houdini and Nuke. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn Stereoscopic 3D with the Houdini: Stereoscopic Fundamentals course at Pluralsight.