January 18, 2011, 04:25:53 pm
if you want to watch on your 3d tv a movie file generated from Lumion follow these steps:
I got a Samsung 3d led, model C8000, and a Nvidia 3d Vision kit...but it's not necessary to have the latest GTX Fermi board to watch Lumion 3d movies, the modern 3D (not only) tvs can play directly from a usb dongle.
From Lumion you generate a 1920x1080 stereo image. It's a simple image that contains two frames squashed (anamorphic), the format is called stereo "side by side". The tv stretches the image so you will watch two alternated 16:9 frames. This format obviously has half resolution compared to a full 1920:1080 frame. The height (1080) is maintained.
I copy the mp4 file directly on my usb key then I insert the key on my 3D tv and choose the tv multimedia player. Every 3D tv has a button on the remote that can choose the side by side format...et voilà...now wear your 3d glasses...
There are also several 3D formats: Over-Under, side by side not squashed, checkerboard, interleaved horizontal, interleaved vertical.
IMPORTANT: I'm not speaking about anaglyph formats, these formats could be useful to print images on paper. This format uses coloured lenses to subtract colors from the image and generate the stereoscopic effect in our brain.
Unfortunately on modern 3D tvs you can't watch an mp4 multiview MVC format video, or a 3840x1080 fille (composed by two full HD frames 1920x1080 syde by side) from an usb key. You can't from DLNA hard disks or exernal multimedia players like La Cie or Western Digital.
Below the explanation:
To encode an mp4 multiview (extension to the ITU-T H.264 Advanced Video Coding (AVC) codec) file it's necessary to have an authoring bluray 3D software. Only few companies produce this special software, on the web it's impossible to find a free encoder/decoder and then burn a 3D bluray.
At the moment you can't master at home your 3D Bluray...
If you want to play full 3840x1080 video files you need a pc with the latest Fermi board a 120hz 3D monitor or 3D TV and the Nvidia 3DTV Play software that use the hdmi port with the 1.4 standard. With the optional software called Stereoscopic Player you can play any stereo movie you want.
Neither a Playstation 3 can play a MP4-MVC file copied on the hd, with a PS3 you can play, with an optional software called Play Memories, only mpo stereo photos (very impressive).
Unfortunately Lumion doesn't render 3840x1080 jpg files or movies.