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Alastair Comrie
Film Handler

Posts: 28
From: Auckland, New Zealand
Registered: May 2007

 - posted 09-20-2009 11:22 PM      Profile for Alastair Comrie   Email Alastair Comrie   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Does anyone have any information they can point me towards on how creating 3D is done. (The more in depth, the better.)

Also has anyone tried making their own 3D content? Is it really as difficult and expensive as it seems?

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Frank Angel
Film God

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From: Brooklyn NY USA
Registered: Dec 1999

 - posted 09-25-2009 07:54 PM      Profile for Frank Angel   Author's Homepage   Email Frank Angel   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Alastair, what kind of content are you talking about? Live action? On film? On video? Computer generated? And how are you expecting to display this after it's completed -- projection on a large screen? On a computer screen for a single viewer? I mean, you can even make a very effective 3D show using shaddow puppets on a RP screen, a red and green light source and let the audience use anaglyphic glasses -- pretty cheap, but of course, from your post you don't give any idea of your intentions. The more depth YOU provide, the easier it will be for people to respond to you with substance.

In general, if you are talking about live action, you need to double the cost of image capture -- two cameras, two editing systems, and some way to project and separate left eye and right eye images so they remain recoverable and separate right up to the eye of the viewer. There are many many ways this can be accomplished, depending on your aim. And of coures you have to learn the physics of convergence (there are plenty of books on the subject) which is a dimension than in 2D you don't have to worry about. So....what exactlhy are you looking to do?

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