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08/05/2012 01:48:20

fman00
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This is just a quick run through of how to get stereoscopic 3d from Muvizu. I agree that it's a gimmick but if you've got an old pair of red/blue glasses about in the house, it's a fun gimmick and pretty straightforward to do. If you don't have the glasses then they're cheap off ebay.

The software for combining your video is freeware "Stereomovie maker" and can be found at http://www.stereo.jpn.org/eng/stvmkr/ .There have been a few stereoscopic muvizu vids over the years and the 2 I found also used this program.

Quick how to on http://www.zurb.com/article/394/make-your-own-3d-video-in-three-easy-step. This is for video footage from cameras but the process is the same.

STEP 1.
On Muvizu just have 2 cameras side by side literally touching each other. I tried different angles but just pointing the cameras perfectly parallel seems best. Then simply film the same scene from each camera to get 2 identical length movies. I output in Microsoft video 1 from muvizu.

STEP 2.
Import your 2 videos into Stereomovie maker. The quick how to mentioned above on zurb.com explains it far better than I could. However (aint there always a however) I found I could import video without sound ok but got an error when there was sound. This may be down to the codecs I have (or don't have) on my PC so you may not have a problem. If you do then my workaround was to convert Muvizu footage to wmv in sony vegas then import using "directshow via avisynth" option on stereomovie maker. There may be better options but this worked for me.

Aligning and outputting your video is explained in the how to as well. They only output as side by side but there is the option for anaglyph (ie red/blue glasses) also.

STEP 3.
If you want to put your video on Youtube using their 3d options then on the advanced options on youtube you will have to click the option that the video is already in 3d (side by side option). Also include the tag yt3d:aspect=15.99:9
The video does seem to get a bit fuzzy in lower resolutions when downloaded so to view it in full screen properly on youtube, you will need to view it in full 1080 even if the video was only made in 720p.

AND FINALLY...
I found that the 3d doesnt work too well in the foreground so I tended to have the characters further back.
If 3d doesn't work on a particular character/object then a palette change can make a huge difference (for anaglyph at least).

As I said, this is all a bit of a gimmick but I challenge anybody not to grin when they've done a scene where the 3d works well. I don't think there will ever be a great appetite for stereoscopic 3d Muvizu vids but it's worth doing a video, even if you don't publish it, just to see the effect of a fully 3d muvizu world.
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08/05/2012 09:39:50

Marco_D
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Hi fman00,

Thanks for sharing you knowledge with the community.

I definitely need to try this at some point

Cheers,
Marco
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08/05/2012 10:41:40

JamieMuvizu staff
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Good tips there fman00 - I agree it's all a bit of a gimmick but i think it's fun to see.

That reminds me, I still need to get my 3D glasses...

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13/05/2012 17:20:01

tripfreakExperimental user
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Hi fman00,

first, I have to pay you a compliment for your very nice videos ! Cool

Nevertheless, I had to grin because it's a little bit like reinventing the wheel - have a look here:

2 years ago I already set a link to this 3D-set: here

In the meantime there are lots of 3D videos on youtube. I especially like this one:


By WLAN connection to youtube (or after download) these show especially advantage on your own TV:

See link above for more.

You can also easily produce 3D videos with the VideoPad editor: Link
Although not really expensive its completely free for testing for 2 to 4 weeks (I don't remember exactly). Afterwards you only loose certain export formats (like flv, swf..) but are still able to use all other export functions.

I made a short example using the new teaser from Muvizu for the 2D to 3D export function (2nd part) and the Cartoonizer plugin from Virtualdub (first part - you can import all vdf-plugins from Virtualdub!): Link

Maybe this could be your next project !?

Cheers,
tripfreak

P.S. Wouldn't it be nice to insert flash here in the forum ?
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14/05/2012 00:20:18

fman00
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Thanks for the replies.
I must admit that I originally thought I was being a bit of a pioneer doing the stereoscopic 3d on Muvizu. Hadn't realised I was 2 years out of date. Bugger.
It's a shame there haven't been more 3d videos though because Muvizu is perfectly suited to it. Hopefully a few more may come through. I would imagine a big explosion scene with flying cars etc could be done really effectively in Muvizu in 3d (just seen the Avengers which made me think of that).
Thanks for the links tripfreak. I absolutely loved your website. Madly imaginative with a lot of laugh out loud stuff. Mind you, I'm still not sure about the buffalo S***.
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14/05/2012 00:56:15

bigwallyMuvizu mogulExperimental user
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Played around with it (Muvizu makes it pretty easy) using the cross-eyed method. That is, until it started my migraines up again. So, no more of that for me.
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14/05/2012 06:41:42

tripfreakExperimental user
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@bigwally,

its better to watch it with glasses, believe me !
Unfortunately, you can't change the 3D options outside of Youtube.
Hope, you feel better now ?

@fman00,

Sadly, you are right - the interest in a "fourth dimension" was not really big over the last 2 years. Nevertheless, I would love to see this explosion scene. With the new Muvizu character set you can probably produce your own Avenger films ! Nut Kick

P.S Thank you for the nice comment to my website ! Maybe my humor is sometimes.. let's say "strange". But in case of the Buffalo I was simply at the wrong time at the wrong place ! Goofus
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