3D Tutorials

hurricane-3d-rig-sbsDo you want to learn how to film in 3D? How to create amazing stereoscopic 3d graphics? Want to make the best 3d film on a budget. Well welcome to Enhanced Dimensions training and tutorials section for independent filmmakers and 3d artists trying to work out how all this stereoscopic stuff actually works.

Being an indie 3d filmmaker isn’t an easy task – unlike our 2D compatriots we can’t just grab a DSLR, a couple of funky lenses and head off on a filmmaking adventure; unless you’re willing to work within some seriously limiting factors with fixed dual lens semi-pro 3D all-in-one cameras the actual task of making a stereoscopic 3D film is pretty daunting. It is definitely possible to shoot 3d on the cheap but the likelihood of mis-synced images, or shots being completely unusable is pretty great.

The technology behind 3d films has advanced hugely in the last couple of years with not only the high end 3d TV’s and 3D Blu-ray Players but even the likes of YouTube’s brilliant 3D playback engine meaning there is a vast potential audience for 3d videos.

There are so many great sites on the web that thoroughly explain how stereoscopy and 3-D video works that it seems pointless regurgitating the info again. However what we hope to do is try to explain in as simple terms how you can develop some of the tricks and techniques that makes 3D really work for you. There are pitfalls and there are some complex theories – but our mantra is and will always be “keep it simple“.

3D Movie making whether for 3D TV, 3D Cinema or 3D DVD/Blu Ray at first appears a simple process – two cameras, eyes width apart, overlay the video streams and it’s done… unfortunately shooting 3D movies is not that simple… learning how to film in 3d and take total control of the effect is a complex process with many variables.

Creating 3D animation (or still images) can be great fun, and real results can be achieved with the most basic of equipment… however that soon leads to a far more complex world of 3D development. Where it’s relatively simple to create images with an illusion of depth it’s not as simple to control the 3D effect – how deep into the screen does the 3d Window extend, how far above the screen does an object sit (if at all), how divergent should the images be, etc. It’s a stereoscopic minefield where promosing early tests and demos soon lead into an increasingly technical challenge to deliver optimal and controlled results.

Our stereoscopic 3D  tutorials cover creating Stereo 3D or converting 2D to 3D using various Adobe software packages.

We’ve also got our Definitive Guide to 3D Glasses that should help to introduce you to the various display formats and required viewing solutions.