Tuesday, June 16, 2009

3D Animation



I've been thinking lately how cool it would be to do a film in 3D... actual 3D with the glasses, kind of like Pixar's newest effort. Seems the movie industry is kicking into a new 3D movie fad, doomed to fail again unless they come up with a way of making movies 3D without having to wear glasses.

That's the problem with making a film in 3D. The technical aspects are all there in 3Dmax and After Effects: just render with 2 cameras instead of one. Makes it a bit of a bugger for compositing because now all your particle effects have to be 3D too. But the major problem: Having to wear 3D glasses for the good part of 3 years :( Red / Blue glasses aren't exactly easy on the eyes (although the red/cyan anaglyphs look the best.) You can fool around with dual monitors if you want to sit crosseyed, but it's not a very audience friendly method.

The monitor companies need to get moving on making 3D direct view no glasses no BS displays, and make them standard so everyone has one, real cheap on sale at Wal Mart kind of deal. Then you'll see some really great looking movies.

At least once the novelty of poking stuff out at the audience wears off...

2 comments:

m1a9366b said...

Japan is already heading the 3D way.

nodelete said...

Heh, right on, so that should hit north america in about 5 years then...