- CompositeLenticular.5.py (382)
After trying heaps of prints, my results started to get muddled. I kept running into multiple issues, and exposed a huuuge error in my thinking! So I decided to change my tactics and start at the beginning. I made a very very simple scene to test camera motion.
The big flaw
I was hoping to create a “deep tunnel” effect. Now this is nice… and may work, but… the motion you can show is rather limited. If you make a tunnel that can be viewed from multiple angles… then there’s a huge difference between the images. Basicly it’s the same as the effect where in a movie it looks like the wheels of a car are spinning backwards… if the difference between the frames is too large there’s no way for your brain to determin what’s actually going on.
I made a flat scene… then set the camera up to move “naturally”, basicly having the camera emulate the path the audience will take, at a certain distance relative to the scene. This is working really nicely!
This image works rather well! And has the movement I was looking for. Now the next step is to look at the achievable depth… I’ll do multiple iterations to see what is acceptable.
Below this article you can download the current version of the python script I’m using to interlace images. I made some basic changes to it so that messages are nicer, and show a bit more data. But the biggest change is that I made it so the script can add a little black line on the left of the image so you can align your lense sheet. This is a real big find! Without it it was nearly impossible to align the sheet, now… it’s dead easy! Just make the black line show up when you’re looking straight at the image… beautiful… works every time!