2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 9, 2013 8:02 PM by Luke Giggs

    How to reproduce scene with 2D images in 3D space

    Luke Giggs

      Hey folks, what's up?


      I need to recreate the scene presented at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFNQhmDLjTk&feature=player_detailpage&t=32  (from 32 seconds to 36). The graphic resources are not the point here because it's an fairly easy task, The big deal for me is to recreate exactly the same angles and perspective of the original video. I'm trying to create a 3D scene with 2D images distributed in xyz space, but I can't find out precisely the dimensions and spacing between every element on the screen. The camera movement turns everything more difficult, because I really do need to have every single object exactly in the right place and also with accurate dimensions. In fact, I guess the main problem here is that I don't know the original camera settings.


      So, I've been trying for a couple of days to organize everyting, but I'm facing a lot of dificulties. I think that just trying to guess the camera properties and object distances is not going to take me anywhere. Is there any way to track or map the enviroment in the original scene in order to create a reference to work on? I mean, is there any possible way to faithfully reproduce this scene? What would be the best approach?


      Thanks for the attention!


      Luke Giggs

        • 1. Re: How to reproduce scene with 2D images in 3D space
          Andrew Yoole MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          Without specific data about the scene, you are stuck with recreating it manually.  It's quite fast and furious - I can't see any reason why it would be particularly hard to emulate.


          Make sure all your objects are the same scale, ie if they are at the same point in Z space, they are the correct size relative to each other.


          Overlay your reference video if you like, then push the more distant objects back in Z space until they are the right size,  If you can't match the look, change the camera lens and start again until you get it right.

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          • 2. Re: How to reproduce scene with 2D images in 3D space
            Luke Giggs Level 1

            Thanks a lot for answering, Andrew!


            Well, finding the relative size and distance between each element is the problem. For example, in the first angle I can easily organize all the stuff on the screen. But then, when I move the camera for the second angle like the original video, everything gets messed.and doesn't match at all. And obviously, if I try to set up everything based on the second angle, when I move back to the first angle, the scene is consequently messed up again.


            There's a lot of unkown variables on the scene (like the camera lens, zoom, position, the charcaters distance, size relative to scenario, and many others). But, if there's no easier solution than guessing this values, I really have no choice, haha.


            I think it will take me a long time to figure out this properties (in fact, I'm not sure even if I will be able to do it), so if anyone has any other clue, I would highly appreciate.