February 12, 2010

Stereoscopic 3D resources for After Effects

In a thread on the Adobe forums, Troy Church of Adobe collected some After Effects tutorials for stereoscopic 3D (via Todd Kopriva):
See also Rick Gerard's response in that thread.

A few more resources can be found in previous AEP posts:

For background see Fxguide's The Art of Digital 3D Stereoscopic Film, and check out Twitter streams like steroclub and hashtag #stereoscopic. A pretty cool pre-vis tool with 3D for filmmakers is FrameForge Previz Studio.

Adobe started a resource page for Stereoscopic 3D in the Production Premium suite; see also AEP posts Realtime 3D stereoscopic editing in Premiere CS5 and DSLR and 3D stereoscopic resources for Premiere. The catalog of AEP news notes for AE and Premiere is organized under the tag

Update: Gizmodo has some nice intros on 3D; here's a picture from one:

Update 2: Later, Gizmodo has more The Movie Studios’ Big 3D Scam.

Update 3
: the dust-up continues at the LA Times in Fight over 3-D screens heats up with high-pressure tactics.

Update 4: Gadget Stereoscopic Preview is a new plug-in for After Effects CS 5 (Windows-only) that provides real-time 3D preview on a capable 3D display (NVIDIA® 3D Vision; Over/Under render on a 3D TV).

Also, Post magazine December 2010 has an overview Outlook on 3D Stereo which includes comments by Jim Geduldick of Final Cut User and AENY.

Update 5: Be sure to see the FAQ by Amir Stone, Understanding Stereoscopic 3D in After Effects, and stereoscopic 3D in After Effects CS5.5 by Todd Kopriva and AE Help updates.


Unknown said...

We also have AE stereo 3d tutorials on Enhanced Dimensions (http://www.enhanced-dimensions.com/wordpress/?p=709) and quite a number listed on The Stereoscopic 3D Channel TESTBED on Vimeo (http://www.vimeo.com/groups/steroscopic3dchanneltestbed/forumthread:11584)

Andrew Murchie

Rich said...

Thanks for the reminder; I broke out the previous posts explicitly.

Unknown said...


We've just posted a new tutorial on creating stereoscopic 3d animations with After effects using displacement maps.



Unknown said...

Just to advise we've launched a futher series of After Effects tutorials covering conversion of footage from 2D to 3D (Stereoscopic). Each tutorial covers a different technique and starts off nice and simple then increases in complexity.


Unknown said...

We just released a plug-in to enable Nvidia 3DVision to be used from within After effects. It also works with any 3DTV that supports upper-under format.

You can download the demo version at: