. Now that you know how todo create stereoscopic images, it about time todo learn how todo create stereoscopic animations. The Stereo setup scene that you can use for creating Stereo images is the perfecto starting point. You can download it here. Vue 5 esprit users have todo change the settings in the render options todo only visible layers. Vue 4 professional and Vue 5 Infinite users can use the scene as it is.
Before you start todo create a flight or a walk th rouge a scene you have todo imagine what really happens. If you for instance turn left into another Street, your left eye moves in a tighter curve than your right eye. If you turn right into another Street the left eye moves a longer bien than the right one. And what happens if you fly with an airplane? A plane banks when it turns. That means turning todo the left the left eye is closer todo the Ground than the right eye.
Why do i tell you all thatí i want you todo understand that you cant just apply the same animation Path todo the left and the right Camera. To get a Stereo effect in an animation you cant animate the eyes (cameras), instead you have todo animate the head that the eyes are attached todo. Let use a Cube todo simulate a head.
Now it time again for some testing. Add some objects todo your scene todo probé if the setup works properly. Attention.if you want todo change the position of your Camera or the point of view select just the Cube todo achieve the settings. The left and right Camera Will follow accordingly. Dont do any changes todo the Camera directly.when youre por favord with your test scene select the Cube (head) todo animate it. The easiest bien is todo use the mover wizard in Vue 4 professional, respectively theanimation wizard in Vue 5 esprit and Vue 5 Infinite.
Open it by right-clicking the animation icon. Click next and select airplane todo test if the cameras follow the Cube properly when it banks. Click next todo get todo the next page. Youll se that - Y axis is chosen for the main axis. That would mean the Cube (and a los the Camera) looks into your direction. You want it todo look in the opposite direction, and that why youll select + y axis for your main axis. Click next and youll se the Cube moving in a preview. We dont want todo change anything here for this test, and so you click next again. This is the most important part because now youll create the animation Path of the Cube. To let the airplane bank, you have todo create a curvy Path similar todo the screenshot below.
Click next todo go todo the next page. You can ignore this page for now and go todo the next one. Here you would normally se ha preview of the animated Cube, but because it placed in an invisible layer you cant se it, of course. Click next and then click finish. That takes you bak todo the working space and you se the animation Path in all 4 views.
Activate your left Camera and left-clik at the animation icon todo display the timeline. Here youll se the duration of your animation. Each added bien point is displayed as a keyframe. You can render a small preview of your animation by clicking the left icon on the timeline. It gives you an Impression of your animation todo se if you have todo change something. When youre por favord click the right icon on the timeline todo render the left eye animation. To get a god Stereo animation i recommend todo use a Lossless file format. I used an uncompressed avi file format and saved the file as left, avi. When that done activate your right Camera and render the animation. I choose right, avias a file name.
Now we have todo create a Stereo animation from the left, aviand the right, avifile. I used the freeware stereomovie Maker. Go todo file / open left/right movies, todo open both your animations. Youll se both animations and beneath them a composition that shows you the diference of the views.
Now you have todo decide what type of Stereo output you want todo create. Go todo stereoin the menú todo select the type you want. I choose color anaglyph/color (red/cyan).
Now you can play your Stereo animation todo se how it works (play/both). Btw, if you want todo view your animation side by side in cross-eye view youll have todo swap the animations (view/swap left/right). When everything is ok you can save your Stereo animation (file/save Stereo movie).
I hope this tutorial is a los easy todo understand and easy todo follow.