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03 March 2010, 06:41 PM
Hi there, I hope this is the right forum for this. Please feel free to move this thread if needed.
Today I discovered how to create 3D Movies and just felt the need to share my newly found wisdom with you guys. I wrote a little step by step Guide for you. I appreciate every addition or critic.
Im sure this is possible with other programs and codecs etc. but here is what i used and gave me the best Results.

Programs you need:
Maxon Cinema 4D
Virtual Dub
Adobe After Effects
Nvidia 3D Vision Video Player

And of course:
Anaglyph 3D Glasses with Red/Cyan Color Filters (like Nvidia 3D Vision Discover Glasses)

And here we go:

Maxon Cinema 4D:
Scale scene to realistic Proportions
Place 2 Target Cameras in Null Object - about 4 centimeters distance
Bring Camera Target into correct Position
Create Camera Movement with Null Object
Render Options:
4:3 Format
Frame Range: All Frames
Path: "Choose one"
Format: Targa
Name: Name0000.tif

Use Stage Object with Camera 1
Render in Picture Viewer
Change Output Path in Render Options
Use Stage Object with Camera 2
Render in Picture Viewer

Virtual Dub:
Import First Picture of First Render Output Folder
Video -> Compression:
DivX 6.8.5 Codec (2 Logical CPUs)
-> Configure
Certification Profile: 1080HD Profile
Speed/Quality Slider: 8
Rate Control mode: 1-pass quality based
Target Quantitizer: 1
Video -> Frame Rate
Change Frame Rate to: 23.976
File -> Save as Avi...

Do the Same for the second Render Output folder

Adobe After Effects
Import the two Videos
Place the first one on stage
Goto Composition -> Composition Settings
Double the width of the Composition
Place the first video on the left side of the stage with help of the Coordinates in the Layer Manager (Bottom Left)
Place the second video on the right side of the stage

Goto Composition -> Add to Render Queue
Output Module -> Custom
Format Options:
Kompressor: XVid MPEG-4 Codec
Output To: "Choose Path and Name"

Nvidia 3D Vision Video Player:
Open the freshly rendered Video
select Left/Right View
File -> Video Properties -> Settings Tab
Separation: about 25 Pixels (what suites best for the scene)
Full Screen
Put on 3d Glasses

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