Skill Level Advanced
- [Voiceover] In this Lynda.com video tutorial, I'll show how to set up and render stereoscopic 3D environments in Maya. With 3D movies more popular than ever, from Avatar, to the Avengers, to the Great Gatsby, every blockbuster film these days seems to be made in 3D. You may have thought that the process was too difficult for an average computer artist to tackle, but it's actually surprisingly easy to set up in the 3D program many of you are already using, Autodesk Maya.
In this tutorial, I'll first talk about stereoscopic 3D basics and get the important terms you need to know defined and explained. Then we'll go into a very simple 3D environment to learn how to add a camera and what adjustments need to be made to match the scene. I'll tell you where to buy the special glasses you'll need to view your scene in true 3D on a regular home computer. Then we'll open up a full 3D environment, add a 3D camera, animate it and render out a viewable 3D scene.
Finally, I'll show you how to prepare your renders to be viewed in true 3D on your home computer using special anaglyph glasses using Adobe After Effects. Believe it or not, we'll do all that in a little under an hour. So, let's dive right in and get started.