Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 11, 2009
Duration
2h 1m
Description

Create audience excitement and interactive experiences. Learn practical workflows to making stereoscopic 3D imagery with Maya 2009 and gain total control over the camera, characters, and environments to create one of the most powerful effects in cinema. Contains over two hours of project-based training and step-by-step examples for any artist. Popular highlights include: Stereoscopy Overview; Rules of Safe Stereo; Anaglyph Filtering; Previewing Stereo Images; Zero Parallax; Interaxial Separation; Frustrum; Customizing a Safe Volume; Creating Custom Stereo Rigs; Rendering Stereo Images; Compositing Stereo Pairs in After Effects; Anaglyph Effects in Photoshop; Loading Built-in Stereo Rigs; Python Scripting to Modify Stereo Rigs; Stereo Camera Settings and Defaults; Off-Axis Camera Types; Converged Camera Types; Parallel Stereo Camera Types; Extending Maya Stereo Camera with Expressions; Cross Converged Viewing; Parallel Pair Viewing. Software required: Maya 2009 and up.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
(soothing music) Hi and welcome to Stereoscopic 3D in Maya, presented by Digital tutors, an Autodesk authorized publisher. My name is Papa Georgio, and I'll be your instructor throughout the course of this training as we explore stereoscopic 3D and teach you step-by-step how to create your own stereo 3D imagery using Maya. Since the 1800s, people have actually been using stereoscopic concepts to create the illusion of depth. They did this by displaying each eye a slightly different image. So when the brain fused those images together, it saw depth. With the help of new technology and those core principles, artists at major studios like Dreamworks, Disney, and Sony are using this to create 3D movies that you see at the theater. We'll start our training by covering the basics of stereo camera rigs and the tools and techniques to putting stereo rendering into place. You'll also learn how zero parallax and interaxial separation play a role in seeing a realistic result, and all the things that you need to take into consideration when working on your own shots. You'll also learn how to generate the rigs and alter them to fit your production pipeline. And we'll spend a lot of time learning how to properly set the values, as well as adding expressions to customize the stereo rig. And finally, you'll learn how to render your stereo images and composite these images back together to see a final effect. As a bonus, we've added a pair of stereo glasses that are anaglyphic in color. You can use these while we're working on the training and help you follow along. So as you can see, we've got a lot to cover, so lets get started with our first lesson.