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Digital-Tutors Unveils Stereoscopic Training Titles for Maya and After Effects A

Digital-Tutors has released STEREOSCOPIC 3D IN MAYA and STEREOSCOPIC 3D IN AFTER EFFECTS, the latest additions in a library of interactive training for new and experienced digital artists learning stereoscopic 3D in Autodesk's Maya.

"Creating the illusion of depth with stereo imagery and effects presents a great way for artists to enhance their storytelling process," said Piyush Patel, CEO of Digital-Tutors. "STEREOSCOPIC 3D IN MAYA and STEREOSCOPIC 3D IN AFTER EFFECTS allow artists to learn the workflows, tools, and techniques to generate high quality stereo renders for CG and live-action production and ultimately create one of the best interactive effects in film-making."

STEREOSCOPIC 3D IN MAYA contains two hours of project-based training and provides artists with step-by-step examples to learning practical workflows to creating stereoscopic 3D images and production-based techniques to gaining complete control over the cameras, characters, and environments for generating high quality stereoscopic renders in Maya. STEREOSCOPIC 3D IN AFTER EFFECTS also presents artists with two hours of self-paced training and an in-depth guide to gaining a deeper understanding of the mathematics involved in making stereo images, building stereo camera rigs, creating safer stereo renders, and producing powerful effects in post production with After Effects.

Key points and topics from STEREOSCOPIC 3D IN MAYA include: stereoscopy overview, rules of safe stereo, anaglyph filtering, previewing stereo images, zero parallax, interaxial separation, frustrum, customizing a safe volume, creating custom stereo rigs, rendering stereo images, compositing stereo pairs in After Effects, anaglyph effects in Photoshop, loading built-in stereo rigs, Python scripting to modify stereo rigs, stereo camera settings and defaults, off-axis cameras, converged cameras, parallel cameras, extending Maya stereo camera with expressions, cross converged viewing, parallel pair viewing, and other innovative exercises created to teach artists the essentials of stereo 3D in Maya.

Key points and topics from STEREOSCOPIC 3D IN AFTER EFFECTS include: stereoscopy overview, rules of safe stereo, anaglyph filtering, stereo 3D workflow, camera rigs, 3D objects in After Effects, mathematics of stereo imagery, creating interactive guides to help visualize, color correcting stereo imagery, composting stereo pair renders from Maya, expressions, controlling zero parallax, interaxial separation, creating a camera dolly system, animating cameras with dolly system, Photoshop 3D layers, 3D assets with Photoshop, assembling multiple compositions with expressions, zero parallax controls in 3D scene, interaxial separation controls, avoiding keystoning and other stereo distortions, creating a stereo camera rig for Photoshop 3D objects, and additional lessons developed to teach artists the fundamentals of stereo in After Effects.