The Convergence Distance (cm) defines the distance between your current camera and the convergence point (where the Zero Parallax Plane will be located).
To define the pop-out and deep-in effects in iClone, you only need to set the Convergence Distance value.
The default grid size is 100 cm x 100 cm. Therefore you may use the Top view of the camera to define the approximate Convergence Distance.
If you set the convergence distance to the "A" 3D text, then the other objects will appear with a deep-in effect.
Convergence Distance = 150 |
If you set the convergence distance to the actor, then the "A" 3D text will pop-out and the "B" 3D text will appear with a deep-in effect.
Convergence Distance = 350 |
If you set the convergence distance to the "B" 3D text, then the other objects will pop-out as they are in front of the Zero Parallax Plane.
Convergence Distance = 550 |
Please note that when you export an anaglyph media, any object on the Zero Parallax Plane will not split while the pop-up objects split into cyan (left) and red (right) and the deep-in objects split into red (left) and cyan (right).
To find the best position for viewing in the real world, calculate the width of the Zero Parallax Plane (In this section, the actor in the above example is now taken as the target object).
400 : 350
400 : 350 = 40 : 35
To experience the best 3D viewing results in the real world, arrange your display device and your viewing location to the similar ratio triangle in iClone.
Triangle in iClone |
Similar Triangle in the Real World |