View Full Version : Stereoscopic Renders

02-09-2006, 06:15 AM
Does anyone know exactly what lightwave calculates to complete a stereoscopic render when that is selected in the camera properties.

02-09-2006, 07:34 AM
For each frame in your animation, it will render two output frames. Each of the output frames is rendered from the point of view of a camera on each side of the scene camera and separated by the "Eye Separation" distance (camera properties).

While there are image filters that can be applied to compose the stereo image in Lightwave, I much prefer to render the individual left and right image frames, then to do the combination as a post process. This gives the most flexibility in combining the frames and allows for creating multiple final formats from the same rendering cycle.

02-09-2006, 11:05 AM
I read an article somewhere (Newtekniques Magazine?) that suggested that you create a null and target the null with the camera (with the camera active type 'm' to bring up the motion properties) when doing 3D stuff.

That's just a bonus tip.

02-09-2006, 12:54 PM
This guy (http://www.captain3d.com/) knows everything about 3-D.

02-10-2006, 04:00 AM
Man, I love anaglyphs...